Saturday, June 25, 2011

The World According to Mister Rogers

     The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember by Fred Rogers is a quick read.  Each page has a thought or quote from Fred Rogers, better known as Mr. Rogers.  Here are a few of his thoughts that resonated with me.
     "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."
     "It always helps to have people we love beside us when we have to do difficult things in life."
     "One of the strongest things we have to wrestle with in our lives is the significance of the longing for perfection in ourselves and in the people bound to us by friendship or parenthood or childhood."
     "I hope you are proud of yourself for the times you've said 'yes,' when all it meant was extra work for you and was seemingly helpful only to somebody else."
     "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."
     This book is a fast read and can be read all at once or a page a day for inspiration.  

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