The purpose of life is to listen to yourself, to your neighbor to your world
and to God and, when the time comes, to respond in as helpful a way as
you can find...from within and without
Fred McFeely Rogers, 1928 - 2003
Also know as Mr. Rogers
WONDERFUL Wednesday/ Wonderful life!
We all need a purpose to our days and there have been many days I've wondered just what my purpose is.
I was taught, like many others, that the purpose of my life is to love God, and to love others. That was a lesson I learned early in life and will never forget.
Mr. Rogers was a program on TV that my children watched when they were young. Mr. Rogers neighborhood was a place where they could and did learn a lot of different things. It wasn't till they were grown that I discovered, he had a lot of good things to say to us adults too.
Everybody longs to be loved, he said. And the greatest thing we can do is let somebody know that they are loved and capable of loving.
You don't set out to be rich or famous. What you set out to do is to be helpful, Rogers reflected. If the other comes along with it, that's OK. But that's not what you set out to be.
I could probably go on and on with quotes from this wonderful man. I try to take good advice when it is given and this man had a whole lot of good to give.
Today maybe we could all share our love with those around us and make it a WONDERFUL Wednesday for others as well as ourselves.
It's a wonderful Wednesday here in my neighborhood!