Winnie’s Wisdom

What better way to celebrate the birthday of author, A.A. Milne, than by relishing in the words of wisdom of his most famous character Winnie the Pooh.

Words about kindness, friendship, love, and life. IMG_5887

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?””

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

IMG_5885“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”

“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”

IMG_5888“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.”

“People who don’t think probably don’t have brains; rather, they have grey fluff that’s blown into their heads by mistake.”

IMG_5886“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.”

“Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would I’d never leave.”

IMG_5889“You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”

 

 

Sing On!

This morning when I started working and signed on to my computer, I received a message that’s been making me crazy for over two years. I decided it’s time to repost a message I published my first month of blogging. I just need to vent!

From December 9, 2012

We’re in the midst of a singing on epidemic! I’m all for singing, and what better time of the year to sing than Christmas. Christmas carols, holiday songs, popular songs…sing! However, the sing on message has nothing to do with music or song.

Yesterday, a headline in the local paper read: Sings of Life at Rainbow Springs Visitor Center, an article about the rebuilding of the visitor center after a fire. The headline made three such references to sing instead of sign in a single day. Earlier, while reading information about adding the Evernote clipper function to my computer, the directions instructed readers to first sing on to the Evernote application, and the final example of the incorrect use of sing is the most embarrassing. Every day when working in my classes with Florida Virtual, the following message appears: Your session has timed out due to inactivy. Please sing in again.

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What makes this one the worst is the fact that not only teachers, but our students receive this message when their session “times out”. And did you notice the word inactivity is also misspelled? It’s been that way since August (2012!). Wouldn’t you think someone at a virtual school would notice and change these glaring errors? What a bad impression it leaves! I hope my students don’t think I send that message.

So by all means, sing on! But if you’re writing, please check your spelling. Spell check can’t catch the use of the wrong word. Do you mean sing or sign? Sign on!