#817 Look for the Helpers

And BE a Helper (Today!)

After watching the absolutely wonderful documentary on Mister Rogers called Won’t You Be My Neighbor, I got a few books by Fred Rogers.

Well, technically, I didn’t think to get one of his books until one of our Heroes (thanks, Stephana!) recommended that I check them out.

I literally read two of his books over the weekend.

One from cover to cover on Saturday morning before the family woke up and I snuggled into bed with them. (Yes, I got up early. And, yes, they slept in. And, yes, it was a quick-read! 🤓)


It’s quite astonishing to me how simply reading books packed with the wisdom and spirit of Fred Rogers made me a better man—more precisely, a better and more kind, loving and present father and husband. His warmth and pure love is so PALPABLE that it’s impossible to not have your own consciousness elevated. (At least that was the case for me.)

We have Notes on You Are Special and The World According to Mister Rogers and I imagine we’ll chat more about some of his wisdom in our +1 series.

But, for Today, I want to focus on one particular gem from You Are Special.

Mister Rogers tells us: “When I was a child and would see scary things on the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’

First, what an AWESOME mom, eh?

Second, when you see scary things today, LOOK FOR THE HELPERS.

And, finally, LET’S BE THE HELPERS!!

That’s Today’s +1.

How can you help?

What’s one super-small thing you can do for your family Today?

How about one little thing you can do for your community or colleagues Today?

And, is there anything you can do to chip in on a more macro level Today?

Let’s see the helpers. And BE the helpers.


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