17 Mr. Rogers’ Quote to Make Your Neighborhood (and the World) a Better Place
For those who live in “Happy Valley,”
,” there’s much Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood has in common with Utah County. Our neighborhoods both have trains and trolleys, friendly neighbors, diverse people, unique jobs, beautiful yards, picket fences, and cardigan-loving residents. While there is much we already love about Utah County, there is also more we can do to make our neighborhoods kinder, lovelier places. Here are some words of wisdom from Fred Rogers that might give us a good place to start:
"All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we're giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That's one of the things that connects us as neighbors—in our own way, each one of us is a giver and a receiver."
"Real strength has to do with helping others."
“The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile.”
"How many times have you noticed that it's the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra-special meaning?"
“The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.”
"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person."
“There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.”
“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.”
“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”
“I hope you’re proud of yourself for the times you’ve said ‘yes,’ when all it meant was extra work for you and was seemingly helpful only to somebody else.”
“It’s not so much what we have in this life that matters. It’s what we do with what we have.”
“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It’s an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.”
“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”
14. “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.’”
15. “When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.”
"We get so wrapped up in numbers in our society. The most important thing is that we are able to be one-to-one, you and I with each other at the moment. If we can be present to the moment with the person that we happen to be with, that's what's important."
"Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person."
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