Brighten Your Neighborhood
February 19th 1968 may not be marked as a monumental day in history, but it marked the start of an unexpected yet extraordinarily influential television run.
Mr. Rogers Neighborhood debuted that day and would have a marked impact on a generation. Just hearing him sing the opening song, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” transports us to another time. His message of caring for your neighbor is one that the world seems to miss more with each passing year.
In memory of the man who debuted so many years ago, here are some of his inspiring quotes.
Why not brighten the world a bit by sharing them in your neighborhood?
“You are special. You’re special to me. There’s only one in this wonderful world.” -Fred Rogers
“You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are.” -Fred Rogers
“Always look for the helpers. There will always be helpers. ” -Fred Rogers
“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.” -Fred Rogers
“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.” -Fred Rogers
“How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us.” -Fred Rogers
“To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.” -Fred Rogers