Crisis: Week 10

I have found myself desperately reaching for the calm wisdom of Mr. Rogers over the past few weeks as the Covid-19 virus has made it's way around the globe. It's one thing to get on social media and post funny memes about all the people panic-buying toilet paper, or grumbling at the grocery story with... Continue Reading →

Failure: Week 8

There is a fantastic scene in the new Mr. Rogers movie in which our beloved children's show host hilariously fails at setting up a tent on his show. As he struggles with the apparatus and mutters under his breath, his crew can't help but smirk at the good-natured man being bested by the very same... Continue Reading →

Gratitude: Week One

In the first entry for my Year of Living Like Mr. Rogers project, I decided to focus on gratitude. As a child, watching Mr. Rogers, one of things I remember him often saying was, "Thank you for being you." We often thank people, but the unspoken caveat is that they have done something that helps... Continue Reading →

Living Out Loud in Silence

I began reading a book today called, The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers:  Spiritual Insights from the World's Most Beloved Neighbor.  The author, Amy Hollingsworth, has pointed out that one of the key aspects of the television show, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, is Fred Rogers' quiet personality.  He takes his time.  He is quiet.  He is... Continue Reading →

Look for the Helpers

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are... Continue Reading →

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