Retro Snap: This Is A Nice Person

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I felt like we needed to feature someone nice today. Can you recognize him?

It’s Fred Rogers. Or, as you might know him, Mr. Rogers. I know I already brought this up once today, regarding the heroic teacher who saved two children at Sandy Hook, but I wanted to, again, recite my favorite Fred Roger’s quote. This is a day where it probably needs to be recited a few times.

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 still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.

Let’s try really hard to be good to one another, at least today. And call your loved ones to remind them that you love them. We should probably all do that more often, because we are very lucky that, much of the time, they are only a phone call away.

And if you do have children, Mr. Rogers also has some very good advice on how to talk to kids about tragedies.

Picture via If You Could See What I Hear

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    • MR

      Pbs in the 60s. I’d put a smile, but I can’t because of what happened today.

    • Suburban Clairvoyant

      Hi Jennifer – I’m glad you found me – we are connected by the photo of Mr. Rogers – so fitting that he put us together…I am the writer of the IfyoucouldseewhatIhear/wordpress/ blog. :) This is such a wonderful post in such a terrible time. I have a request of you – you ge a lot of information out there – I wrote about the shootings and what personally happened to me because of them here: If you feel connected to this post, I am asking you to share it on your blog. I’m not looking for anything other than connection and ideas. I have so much coming in I have to get it to where it’s supposed to go. If you can help me with that I honestly thank you. Again, the Mr. Rogers connection…so strong. XO – Deborah