Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Taking a Mr. Rogers Quote to Heart

I didn't talk to my children about Boston this morning because I didn't know how.

Then, back in my office on campus, I view a quote from Mr. Rogers on my twitter feed.

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping'."

I'm comforted all of a sudden. I find that I'm a child inside, too. I want someone to talk to me about Boston. Sad things happen every moment--some very sad right here on campus today--and I remember these words.

I'm looking for the helpers.

Look for the helpers. Good coexists with the terrible if you look.

Praying for Boston today.

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