After watching “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” with all the ever-so-lovable Tom Hanks, I walked away feeling inspired. We should all be a bit more like Mr. Rogers.
The show, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” first made its strategy to television sets on February 19, 1968. I was seven yrs . old then and hate to admit that I didn’t fully appreciate the PBS show.
However, just as one adult, I can see how Mr. Rogers’ compassion and empathy taught us seniors as children that individuals are special exclusively for being ourselves.
And Mr. Rogers helped calm us after a tumultuous time. As you boomers will remember, watching what is the news was scary in 1968 together with the Vietnam War raging as well as the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. As Fred Rogers said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in this news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look with the helpers. You will always find individuals who are helping.'”
Mr. Rogers’ feeling of innocence, calmness, curiosity, and playfulness helped us seniors see the sometimes frightening world like a place to experience love and kindness, a spot to create and invent, a location to live having a positive and meaningful life.
It seems the show resonated with numerous people given it ran on PBS until 2001. What is so wonderful is that it works out Fred Rogers only agreed to be as calm, kind, wise, and empathetic in person as he was on his iconic children’s show.
In honor on the movie, which I absolutely loved, listed below are 10 quotes which might be sure to brighten your entire day, encourage one to be kinder plus more thoughtful, and contact your neighbor.
“If you might only sense how important you happen to be to the lives of the you meet; how important you can be on the people you will never even dream about. There is something of yourself you leave at each and every meeting with somebody else.”
“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and most things that is mentionable is usually more manageable. When we can focus on our feelings, they decrease overwhelming, less upsetting, and fewer scary. The people we trust with this important talk may help us know that people are not alone.”
“Often once you think you’re following something, you’re at the start of something else.”
“Imagine what our real neighborhoods can be like if each of us offered, to be a matter of course, only 1 kind word to another individual.”
“There isn’t normal life that’s free of pain. It’s the very wrestling with this problems that may be the impetus for that growth.”
“There are three ways to ultimate success: The first technique is to be kind. The second approach is to be kind. The third strategy is to be kind.”
“Nobody else can live lifespan you live. And even though no people is perfect, we have always the chance to bring what’s unique about us to reside in a redeeming way.”
“Forgiveness is often a strange thing. It can often be easier to forgive our enemies than our friends. It might be hardest of most to forgive people we like. Like all of life’s important coping skills, the cabability to forgive as well as the capacity to rid yourself of resentments possibly take root very at the start of our lives.”
“It’s not as much what we have on this life that matters. It’s might know about do with whatever we have.”
“Everyone longs being loved. And the greatest thing we can easily do should be to let people be aware that they are loved and efficient at loving.”
Fred Rogers died in 2003, but his words continue to exist to inspire you. As Mr. Rogers sings within the theme song from his show, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”: “So, let’s benefit from this beautiful day.”