Sunday Inspiration: Mr. Rogers

Mr. Rogers

With his wisdom and humor and creativity, Mr. Rogers helped many of us raise our children into mature adults. In his gentle and unimposing way he supported and encouraged children to become the best versions of themselves. These are a few of my favorite quotes of his, but you can find more here. Thank you Mr. Rogers for the gift of your honest self.

  • As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has or ever will have, something inside that is unique to all time.
  • 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.”
  • Everyone longs to be loved. And the greatest thing we can do is to let people know that they are loved and capable of loving.
  • Forgiveness is a strange thing. It can sometimes be easier to forgive our enemies than our friends. It can be hardest of all to forgive people we love. Like all of life’s important coping skills, the ability to forgive and the capacity to let go of resentments most likely take root very early in our lives.
  • ​​There is no normal life that is free of pain. It’s the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth.
  • 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’s good to be curious about many things.
  • 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.
  • The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.



  1. Coelle Baskel on January 23, 2022 at 11:59 am

    Thank you for posting! WOW I have to say there are so many listed ‘truths’ here it was so well worth all of us reading and internalizing!

  2. Terry Guerra on January 23, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    Good thoughts today!

  3. Joan Leopold on January 24, 2022 at 8:42 am

    I loved Mr. Rogers. He always made me feel good and at peace with the world. I doubt that many children would enjoy his world today. The world is so different for them.

  4. Caroline Klam on January 24, 2022 at 9:18 am

    Thnks you – what a wise man. Peace, ck

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