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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