English Level: B1 🇨🇦
“Later on, when they had all said “Good-bye” and “Thank-you” to Christopher Robin, Pooh and Piglet walked home thoughtfully together in the golden evening, and for a long time they were silent.
“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what exciting thing is going to happen to-day?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
In times of Corona, many of us are dreaming of travelling and doing exciting things with other people, but maybe Pooh’s on to something when he says “it’s the same thing.”
There is beauty in the small things, if only we take the time to pay attention.
This morning I woke up. I opened my eyes and saw shapes and colors all around me. I stood up on two legs and somehow managed to tell my legs with my brain to move forward and like magic, I was walking. I went to the bathroom and used my hands to wash my face. I don’t understand how it works, but I can think of something and then my body does it. And sometimes, I don’t even need to think, my body just knows what I want. It’s incredible. After that, I had breakfast. I took a spoonful of oatmeal and savored the taste of sweet honey and nuts on my tongue. I took another mouthful and closed my eyes to enjoy the moment. Oh how I wish I could have shared some with you.
That was my morning. What exciting thing have you done today?
- nod (verb): lower and raise one’s head slightly and briefly, especially in greeting, assent, or understanding, or to give someone a signal.
- incredible (adj.): very good; wonderful.
- savor (verb): taste (good food or drink) and enjoy it to the full.
- mouthful (noun.): a quantity of food or drink that fills or can be put in the mouth.
Phrases to Remember:
- to be on to something: have an idea or information that is likely to lead to an important discovery.
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