Monday, July 25, 2011

Weekly Words To Inspire - Fred Rogers

On Saturday I went to the Children's Museum in Pittsburgh with my Best Friend, her husband, and daughter (my Goddaughter). The Children's Museum is always a great place to go with the little ones to learn and to touch, explore and to imagine.  The first floor contains an exhibit from Mister Rogers. Fred Rogers really was a fascinating man.  Today's words are from him. Enjoy!

"Forgiveness is a strange thing. It can sometimes be easier to forgive our enemies than our friends. It can be hardest of all to forgive people we love. Like all of life's important coping skills, the ability to forgive and the capacity to let go of resentments most likely take root very early in our lives." 

"Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else." 

"Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is 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." 

"The thing I remember best about successful people I've met all through the years is their obvious delight in what they're doing and it seems to have very little to do with worldly success. They just love what they're doing, and they love it in front of others." 

"We need to help people to discover the true meaning of love. Love is generally confused with dependence. Those of us who have grown in true love know that we can love only in proportion to our capacity for independence." 

"What's been important in my understanding of myself and others is the fact that each one
of us is so much more than any one thing. A sick child is much more than his or her sickness.
A person with a disability is much, much more than a handicap. A pediatrician is more than
a medical doctor. You're MUCH more than your job description or your age or your income or
your output." 

"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."

Have a great week!

Take it easy.

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