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The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember Hardcover – October 8, 2003
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"Humanity-Affirming thoughts" -- Los Angeles Times
"Life stories in bite-size pieces [that] shares the gentle philosophy that made Rogers one of America's most-beloved public figures." -- Tim Madigan, Knight Ridder News Service
"Words of courage and inspiration -- simple statements that made Mister Rogers a household name." -- Judy Lin, AP
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The selection gathered here range from his acceptance speech when inducted into the Television Hall Of Fame discussing having the courage to be an individual to various songs on his program, and an abiding message of love, the value of learning, and the desperate need to center our society around the enduring needs of children. I remember being moved each time he would gaze into the camera and seemingly tell my entranced toddler that he was proud of her, that she was special, and that to be herself was okay. She didn't have to be first, or to do anything other than to be whoever she was. His program format as being your neighbor worked magic, and tended to calm down my daughter as she watched his program and giggled at many of the hilarious antics of the puppets.Read more ›
I n a world that at times seems to be full of gray areas Fred Rogers writes- "It's not the honors and the prizes and the fancy outside of life that 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 firm."
His observation about the scarey realities of life, particularly since September 11th, seem truly timeless. He wrote- "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."
How appropriate in this new awareness of the world we live in.
That this was a gift from my daughter made it all the more wonderful and one of those rare "signs" a parent gets that all the hard work was very much worth it!!
Fred Rogers was indeed in incredible role model for our children, teaching acceptance, love, value and worthiness. His words, so lovingly compiled by his wife, are a treasure to us all now and one cannot help but have tears spring to one's eyes by the sheer simple beauty of his sayings.
His love, acceptance, and compassion are true jewels in these turbulent times that we find ourselves living in. His grace is missed, but his spirit lives on.
An amazing gift for anyone at anytime - special occasions are not needed here!!!
This is a ten star in my library! Just amazing and beautiful!
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I already did this, but here it is again. I understand now that u only get the book item pictured if I buy the new item and not the used one. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Debra Wilson
Excellent read! A gentle reminder of the words of wisdom he shared with us all in his life time.Published 28 days ago by Jenny B.
Everything you want it to be. A lasting tribute to Mr Rogers. Will read and reread and leave on a side table for others to pick up and enjoy.Published 1 month ago by Charlotte
I love having the words and wisdom of such a great man, and big part of my childhood, right at my fingertips. Nice short readings.. perfect for daily inspiration.Published 2 months ago by Lara
There are many new programs, books, websites, blogs, etc. that have the "self-help" theme to them. I consider Fred Rogers to be a pioneer of this genre. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Francisco C. Espinoza
I always wanted to be able to live up to my potential and be the person Mr. Rogers knew I could be. This book was a handy little reminder and every week I attempted to apply... Read morePublished 6 months ago by BigMacAttack