Words from Mr. Rogers

by jessicaturner on September 11, 2009

I thought about what I could write today to help remember the lives lost of Sept. 11. Everything I wrote or thought about writing seemed trite.

Then, yesterday I stumbled upon this minute long message from Mr. Rogers.

And somehow, it seemed perfect. I love how he says, “to know that you’ll do everything you can to keep them [children] safe and help them express their feelings in ways that will bring healing in many different neighborhoods.”

I hope it makes you smile.

And if you haven’t read this lovely book, The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers: Spiritual Insights from the World’s Most Beloved Neighbor, you should. It is wonderful.
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Jennifer September 11, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Thank you for sharing that Jessica! I had never seen it. It is great!!

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Baby Mama September 11, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Awww he is so sweet!!!

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Jill September 11, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Perfect. Thank you. I need Mr. Rogers today.

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Dorothy M. September 11, 2009 at 5:33 pm

What a great idea to post this today. It's easy to forget that as adults we still need the affirmation Mr. Rogers gave us as kids: that we each have an important place in this world, that we all have something to offer, that our hope and help can matter. Thank you!

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Kelley September 11, 2009 at 11:11 pm

I love that!

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