Archive for February 2020

'Kindness and Wonder' - Always see the best in people, like Mister Rogers did

'Kindness and Wonder' - Always see the best in people, like Mister Rogers did
Gavin Edwards’ eighth “way to live more like Mister Rogers right now” is to “Always see the very best in other people.” (For more ways, from his book “Kindness and Wonder,” see posts like these on previous recent Mondays.) “In modern culture,” Edwards writes, “we tend to reduce complicated people to just one or two... Read more »

Don't let 'do' take over your vocabulary

Don't let 'do' take over your vocabulary
I keep seeing a worrisome trend, and hearing it, too. People are doing too much! I don’t necessarily mean they’re too active, but any action is being described by the word “do.” I suppose it started with “let’s do lunch” among executives. But now I’m hearing people saying “I did the onions” or “Just do... Read more »

'Kindness and Wonder' - Find the light in the darkness, like Mister Rogers did

'Kindness and Wonder' - Find the light in the darkness, like Mister Rogers did
The seventh “way to live like Mister Rogers” in Gavin Edwards’ Sustaining Book,  “Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More than Ever,” may be the hardest for some readers to read — but also to forget. It’s finding the light in the darkness. It’s praying for people, being with struggling people, and bringing people... Read more »
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I've got a case of the 'shoulds,' and I need a cure

I've got a case of the 'shoulds,' and I need a cure
I should be doing other things — exercising, answering e-mail, reading a biography, getting groceries — but I want to write. So I should know what to write. But I don’t, so I should just start it… or go and do something else. Oh help! It’s the shoulds! One reason I decided to write about... Read more »

'Kindness and Wonder' -- Love your neighbors, like Mister Rogers (and others)

'Kindness and Wonder' -- Love your neighbors, like Mister Rogers (and others)
The sixth way to “Live More Like Mister Rogers Right Now” in Gavin Edwards’ book “Kindness and Wonder” is to “Love your neighbors.”(Catch up to previous posts here and here.) The chapter begins with a mention of two of Rogers’ more famous neighbors in Pittsburgh and New York City — artist Andy Warhol and George... Read more »

'Kindness and Wonder' -- Connect with other people every way you can, like Mister Rogers

'Kindness and Wonder' -- Connect with other people every way you can, like Mister Rogers
“Mister Rogers didn’t reinvent puppetry or do anything particularly flashy with it,” Gavin Edwards writes in the fifth “way to live like Mister Rogers” in his book “Kindness and Wonder.”     (To connect with other posts on the other ways, use the “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” tag below or click underlined sections.) “Many young viewers had... Read more »
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