Tag: Fred Rogers

SHAME and the Breakdown of Our Society

What we need to do is reintroduce more SHAME into society. Several months ago we were sitting on a panel with many other local community organizations when one gentleman stood up and shared about the historical breakdown of the family unit and how there aren’t enough repercussions in society “about the bad things that people…
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I Wish I Had the Courage

Here is our third post based on the wonderful article the Top Five Regrets of the Dying.   This article gets to the heart of the matter when it comes to living life fully and abundantly.    We hope that you’ll be inspired by its wisdom and what it teaches us about what really matters in life.  Each day we blog we’ll…
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A Loving Mystery

The older I get the more I feel this is true, “There is a loving mystery at the heart of the universe, just yearning to be expressed”       Fred Rogers, in I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Mr. Rogers Our friend, author and sportswriter Tim Madigan, is traveling to Hershey, PA, to share about…
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In Times of (dis)Stress

In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.         Fred Rogers In our last post on Wednesday, we talked about moving beyond ourselves and our own…
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Tim Madigan’s post: Anything Mentionable…After Newtown: What One Anguished Mother Wanted for Christmas

Next month, February 2nd, author and friend Tim Madigan will be speaking at our fundraiser in Hershey. Tim is an author and a journalist for the Star Telegram. Please check out his latest blog post because his message parallels the mission of Someone To Tell It To. http://timmadigan.com/blog/post.php?s=2012-12-29-anything-mentionableafter-newtown-what-one-anguished-mother-wanted-for-christmas

Making Sense Out of Senselessness

In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers          Fred Rogers Ever since Friday’s tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, we have read…
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Reinforcing a Different Message

The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling as if they are worthwhile.      Fred Rogers   A sense of self-worth. It’s something we all need. It’s something our hearts crave. It’s something that most of us don’t have enough of. We talk with people all…
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I Love You Just the Way You Are

Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like “struggle”. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.     Fred RogersI love you just the way you are, even if …   You said something to me that was hurtful   …
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No Stupid Questions

Anything mentionable is manageable.     Fred RogersThat is which is most personal is most universal.     Henri NouwenThe other day a friend told us that when he went through a divorce several decades ago he had only one other person with whom he felt he could talk – about his perceived failure, about his feelings of shame,…
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They Inspire Us

Tuesday turned out to be an extremely special day for us – with two watershed encounters of inspiration, affirmation and joy.  We were on a work-related retreat together.in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and these two experiences still leave us filled with gratitude, awe, excitement and promise.  As we continue to grow our non-profit, we need these watershed moments.  We…
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