April 19, 2013

Look for the helpers

With so many tragic events happening in the world lately, I've heard allot of parents expressing concerns about what their children are seeing and hearing and how they might feel about it.  I read a beautiful blog post the other day from 71 Toes.  Here is an excerpt...

"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.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world." ~Mr. Rogers.

“The idea was that [Mr. Rogers] felt sure that if [children] would cultivate an eye for the good, they would surely see beautiful, kind behaviors emerge in response to the horrible ones, and that those kind behaviors would offer a healing, hopeful alternative to the ugliness that had left them full of fear."

How beautiful - look for the helpers x


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  2. That really is beautiful, I will teach our kids this. I actually noticed the helpers when we were watching footage of Boston. I commented to my husband about how brave they were and wondered if they were worried about another blast..made me cry