Many of my beloved childhood memories was of Mr. Rogers. Now as a mom I get to relive and share his messages with my own children. Even in re-watching this wonderful show I find myself reminded of tools I have that still help today.
I was blessed to get to see the movie A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood with Tom Hanks playing Mr. Rogers. I think he did a wonderful job. It is a great way to see him as human and not perfect while still seeing the beautiful, wonderful qualities to model.
Even tonight as my daughter was having meltdown after meltdown from exhaustion I was able to maintain my center by listening to Mr. Roger's calming voice in my head. "What do you do with the mad that you feel?" "How did you feel about that?" Could we just sit together for a minute? It was a beautiful gift for both of us.
I'm so grateful for Mr. Rogers and all he taught. I'm grateful to have grown up watching. I'm grateful to share the messages with my own children. I'm grateful for all he did for children across the country. I'm grateful for his calm voice. I'm grateful to accept his lessons and use him and a beautiful, constructive role model. I'm grateful to do my best to model myself in this way and keep my center. I'm grateful for tonight with my daughter, just being present and calm. I'm grateful for all the amazing role models in my life.
Who are your role models? Are you using them as constructive models in your life?
May we remember we are all human. May we ask ourselves in times of struggle, what would our positive, strong, loving role models do? May we hear the answers and center ourselves as positive change. We never know who may just be using us as a role model too. Have a beautiful day!