Look for Helpers
By Jo Ann
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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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.