Whenever you think you've lost faith in humanity, just remember that Mr. Rogers was a real person. To anyone out there hurting, or making people lives harder... your not the person Mr. Rogers believed you could be. #mrrogers#neighborhood#selfless#humanity
best. wednesday. ever. #mrrogers inspired us to hop on the bus and find our very own #pinkpearleraser follow the whole saga in my insta stories. Or find it in my highlights. 💕🧠👚👛🐷🌸🍣🎟🎀Hoping @paper_mate can hook Amelia up with a pencil and some paper... we have the eraser already. 📝
Today I found #mrrogers thanks to a friend post. I’ve heard about it from The news that Tom Hanks will play a movie about him. I saw a trailer of his documentary and he become my new hero!
What a precious man for children. We need people like him.
It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood!
I think I'm going to continue doing fun little drawings like this. Let me know what you want to see!
#wontyoubemyneighbor @mrrogersmovie @pbskids #misterrogers#mrrogers
Mr Rogers and Bob Ross posing with Origami Crane 635/1,000. One of the children that I get to work with fell at home last week, and has a compound fracture of her right forearm. She is bright, and brave, and inspiring. She showed me how her sling works, and was grateful that she is left-handed. We both laughed when I told her that I’m left-handed, too! This crane goes out in the mail to her, today. I hope she gets a lift from her! #origami#origamicrane#1000cranes#lovewins#mrrogers#bobross#pops#lovewins#lifeisgood
Controversial #Jewish#parenting opinion ahead: does it pay to be a mensch? Pictured - my son not wanting to share his pumpkin 🎃. Every weekday morning before preschool, like millions of other American kids, I sat on our livingroom floor and watched #MrRogers on the family television. He taught me that I was special, and he taught me to be kind. His show inspired children to have a generous heart, to learn about our world with an open mind, and to take care of our neighbors.
The recent documentary about the real Mr. Rogers has sparked renewed interest in his life’s work, and it’s given us all a mirror to the values that shaped our generation.
As a Jewish child many of these values were echoed by my Rabbis and Jewish educators. Each Friday at Jewish day school we collected tzedakah and we learned about a different mitzvah of the week. Often these were themed by principle Jewish components like #gimilutchasadim (acts of loving kindness 🤝) or #tikunolam (repairing the world 🌏). The highest aspiration for our evolving identities was to become a #tzadik in adulthood, a righteous individual, or in more common Yiddish - a #mensch
But in today’s reality, it’s often the bully who gets to the head of the class, the front of the boardroom and sometimes, even to his own desk in the Oval Office. I am acutely aware of this contradiction in my values vs. my cynicism - because I have a two year old.
#Toddlers all seem to dislike sharing, it’s a typical character trait and age appropriate developmental milestone. When we’re at the park or on a playdate I’m constantly reminding my son to “take turns” and “share”. But i’ve caught myself second guessing my own advice, I mean should he really give up what he wants to play with for the sake of another? And why should he have to sacrifice his truck or train? Shouldn’t I rather teach him to defend his personal interests?
I’m not ready to abandon the values I was raised with, the ones supported by my Jewish belief system just yet...but I do find myself having to work harder to find good role models of success in business and politics who lift others up with them and have practiced the #goldenrule along the way.
“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.” - Fred Rogers
I watched Won’t You Be My Neighbor last night. Wow, Mr. Rogers was such a deep thinker and loved people so well. I shed a few tears watching it because of how beautiful of a soul he was. He cared so much about people and really embodied the verse Love your neighbor in the Bible. It really moved me and inspired me to help people see their value. If you haven’t been told lately, you are unique and you are loved.