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A life lesson by Pooh

Updated: Jun 19, 2019


“It occurred to Pooh and Piglet that they hadn't heard from Eeyore for several days, so they put on their hats and their coats and together they trotted across the Hundred Acre Wood to Eeyore's stick house.

Inside the house was Eeyore.

"Hello, Eeyore," said Pooh.

"Hello, Pooh. Hello, Piglet," said Eeyore, in a glum sounding voice.

"We just thought we'd check in on you," said Piglet, "we hadn't heard from you, and so we wanted to know if you were okay."

Eeyore was silent for a moment.

"Am I okay?" Eeyore asked, eventually. "Well, I don't know, to be honest. Are any of us really okay? That's what I ask myself. All I can tell you, Pooh and Piglet, is that right now I feel really rather sad, and alone, and not much fun to be around at all--which is why I haven't bothered you. I figured you wouldn't want to waste your time hanging out with someone who is sad, and alone, and not much fun to be around at all."

Pooh looked and Piglet, and Piglet looked at Pooh, and they both sat down, one on either side of Eeyore in his stick house.

Eeyore looked at them in surprise. "What are you doing?"

"We're sitting here with you," said Pooh, "because we are your friends. And true friends don't care if someone is feeling sad, or alone, or not much fun to be around at all. True friends are there for you in all situations and under all circumstances. And so here we are."

"Oh," said Eeyore. "Oh."

And the three of them sat there in silence, and while Pooh and Piglet said nothing at all; somehow, almost imperceptibly, Eeyore started to feel a very tiny bit better.

Eeyore felt better because Pooh and Piglet were there.

No more; no less.”



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