Mr. Rogers’ PhilosophyPosted: March 18, 2012
I remember visiting a good friend one afternoon, before I had my own children, while her son was watching Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. Not knowing anything about Mr. Rogers, I made a snide comment about the show, my friend quickly put me in my place telling me how much her children loved and related to Mr. Rogers. Once I had my first child I understood why.
Mr. Rogers truly loved and understood children. And he told them that everyday—“You’ve made this day a special day, by just your being you. There’s no person in the whole world like you, and I like you, just the way you are.”
A simple and deep message. One which we should all take to heart.
Mr. Rogers & Me, a documentary. has its premiere on selected PBS stations this month (check local listings) as well as iTunes and DVD on March 20, Mr. Rogers’s birthday.