7 Lessons from Mister Rogers That Are Still Relevant Today

I know. I haven’t blogged in ages. I’ve been pulled in too many directions in real life and, to be honest, I’ve been focusing more time on me as well as my book marketing.

But I ran across a blog today that is too wonderful not to share.

See, I grew up with Mister Rogers. I loved his calm demeanor. His positive look on life. His ability to find the good in people even on their worst days. His mindset that we are all special and important and worthy. So when “Seven Lessons from Mister Rogers That Can Help Americans Be Neighbors Again” crossed my feed, I couldn’t resist sharing these very simple but oh-so-powerful words of wisdom.

Did you know that Fred McFeely Rogers was a shy, awkward, and sometimes bullied child growing up in the 1930s? Using what he learned through his personal experiences, he founded teachings to help us weather ups and downs, stand up for what we believe in, and come together across our differences. Because…

“It’s the people you like the most who can make you feel maddest. It’s the people you like the most who can manage to make you feel baddest.”

Wow, Mister Rogers knew a thing or two, didn’t he? And he knew how to share his observations in a way that was empowering and loving. So here are the seven lessons I want to share with you. Read them, digest them, and try to incorporate them into your daily life. I promise I will try to do the same, myself.

  1. It’s okay to feel whatever it is that we feel
  2. But our feelings aren’t an excuse for bad behavior
  3. Other people are different from us—and just as complex as we are
  4. It’s our responsibility to care for the most vulnerable
  5. We can work to make a difference right where we are
  6. It’s important to make time to care for ourselves
  7. We are neighbors

I highly suggest you read the entire article here, on Mindful’s website. I promise you’ll feel Mister Rogers’ warmth spread through your heart and into your soul.

Won’t you be my neighbor?

♥ Namaste 


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6 Responses to 7 Lessons from Mister Rogers That Are Still Relevant Today

  1. Thanks, Terri. I need Mr. Rogers these days.

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  2. Vicki says:

    The Mr. Rogers movie out now is fabulous. Thank you for sharing his awesomeness.

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  3. I had no idea he had been bullied as a child but it does explain how he became so sensitive to injustice. I’ve been watching a lot of videos on him lately (on Facebook, mostly), saying the same thing and offering dozens of examples. Great guy!

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