The Chalk Artwork Set 6

“Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.” – Fred Rogers

I watched this gentleman as he was crafting his chalk art of Fred Rogers whom many of us know as Mr. Rogers. I cannot say that I watched his program much when I was young, but I pondered the work of art the gentleman was carefully crafting. I wondered what wisdom was Mr. Roger’s providing to the young hearts and minds of our youth. I listed a few quotes below that I have found from Mr. Rogers. I must say, in my mind, his message is just as important as we age as when we are young. I hope you take a moment to read on.

“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.”

“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. It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.”

“It’s not the honors and the prizes and the fancy outsides of life which ultimately nourish our souls. It’s the knowing that we can be trusted, that we never have to fear the truth, that the bedrock of our very being is good stuff.”

“Our society is much more interested in information than wonder, in noise rather than silence…And I feel that we need a lot more wonder and a lot more silence in our lives”

“Some days, doing ‘the best we can’ may still fall short of what we would like to be able to do, but life isn’t perfect on any front-and doing what we can with what we have is the most we should expect of ourselves or anyone else.”

“The media shows the tiniest percentage of what people do. There are millions and millions of people doing wonderful things all over the world, and they’re generally not the ones being touted in the news.”

“We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of saying to the world who we are.”