Look for Helpers

@akalinus (22180)
United States
July 26, 2016 2:24pm CST
Fred Rogers talked about watching the news. He said his mother told him to look for helpers when they hear scary stories on the news. There is always someone helping, she is quoted as saying. I think that advice is comforting even for adults. The news is scarier than ever and every day brings new horrors and disasters. Let's all look for helpers in the chaos. Better yet, we could try to be the helpers. Fred Rogers hosted "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood" a TV program for children from 1968-2001. He always portrayed a positive image and understanding for the little ones. Do you look for helpers when the news turns terrifying? What do you think of what Fred's mother told him? Will you tell your kids to look for helpers? Are you a helper?
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@marlina (79703)
• Canada
26 Jul 16
I used to watch that show with my sons when they were young. Excellent one too.
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@akalinus (22180)
• United States
26 Jul 16
I watched it with my kids, too. It was excellent!
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@Corbin5 (119667)
• United States
26 Jul 16
This teaching should be instilled in children from day one. Mr. Rogers had a mother who was very wise.
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@akalinus (22180)
• United States
26 Jul 16
Yes, I calmed down a bit while thinking of it.
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
26 Jul 16
I never thought about it exactly like that, but that's a very good way to look at it. (I think I liked Mr. Rogers more than my kids did!)
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@akalinus (22180)
• United States
26 Jul 16
I really liked Mr. Rogers but that sweater would have to go.
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
27 Jul 16
@akalinus That was the style at one time, you know.
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@akalinus (22180)
• United States
28 Jul 16
@peavey I know. He is a good guy.
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@CRK109 (14403)
• United States
27 Jul 16
My mother also grew up during a terrifying time and she didn't know how to do anything to help herself. And she passed her fears on to me. Somehow, through my life, I've learned to battle through obstacles that come into my path. These days, I'm alone. All of my loved ones have passed away and I don't really have anyone to help me through scary times. I've learned to pray, most of all, and then just shut off the bad news, turn on some music and think better thoughts. It's about all I can do.
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@akalinus (22180)
• United States
27 Jul 16
Message me if you want.
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@CRK109 (14403)
• United States
28 Jul 16
@akalinus thank you so much! xoxo
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@koopharper (6900)
• Canada
26 Jul 16
I remember watching his show a few times. It was very uncool for the boys my age. I think the advice shared here is good. Focus on the positive and try to be the positive yourself.
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@akalinus (22180)
• United States
26 Jul 16
Always good advice for any situation.
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@shshiju (10557)
• Cochin, India
27 Jul 16
Never watched the show. Help is one of the primary features of human being. Parent should say the need of help in society to their children
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Jul 16
My kids used to watch his show all the time and loved it.
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@akalinus (22180)
• United States
27 Jul 16
We all watched it. I liked it more than the kids did.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Jul 16
@akalinus I wish they still had shows like this today.
@akalinus (22180)
• United States
28 Jul 16
@simone10 The kids of today might not want to watch them. The adults would, though.
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@gudheart (12741)
27 Jul 16
Never heard of that show before. The news is scary and very depressing to watch lately :(
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@akalinus (22180)
• United States
27 Jul 16
Maybe you could find some on You Tube. The news is more miserable every day.
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@gudheart (12741)
27 Jul 16
@akalinus I might give a search later :D
@LoriAMoore (4686)
• United States
27 Jul 16
I like being a helper.
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@akalinus (22180)
• United States
27 Jul 16
• United States
27 Jul 16
I help when I can despite many people are afraid that how I help I am NOT supporting the AMA . . .
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@Dena91 (4765)
• United States
27 Jul 16
He was one of my favorite shows to watch when I was a kid. Very wise. I believe I read somewhere he was also a minister. I do look for helpers and would be one if needed. Have a blessed day
@akalinus (22180)
• United States
27 Jul 16
I did not know he was a minister but he always was helpful and comforting. I started looking for helpers.
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