Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thirty Days of Mr. Rogers ... Day Fifteen

Mr. Rogers said, "The values we care about the deepest, and the movements within society that support those values, command our love.  When those things that we care about so deeply become endangered, we become enraged.  And what a healthy thing that is!  Without it, we would never stand up and speak out for what we believe."

Cats and clothes baskets ... they go together like peanut butter and jelly.

The thing I remember best about successful people I've met all through the years is their obvious delight in what they're doing ... and it seems to have very little to do with worldly success.  They just love what they're doing, and they love it in front of others.

Maggie decided that this basket of clean clothes would be a good place to nap.

Me:  I don't get angry very often.  I find that frequent anger is counterproductive, and it's healthier for me to calmly work out situations that frustrate me.  When I feel anger, I tend to speak quietly and distinctly, making sure that what I say is assertive and is not misunderstood.  There have been times, though, when I completely blow my top.  When this happens, people are caught off guard and they tend to pay attention because they're not used to seeing me express anger like that ... it's effective, in a way, because I don't do it all the time.

During the month of November, I plan to share wisdom from Mr. Rogers with you each day (from the book "The World According to Mr. Rogers") ... Mr. Rogers's words accompanied by everyday images from life here at Hartwood Manor ... this place that I am blessed to call HOME.


  1. Wish I could handle my anger like you. *sigh

  2. As a long time follower I would imagine you losing your temper over an animal rights issue. If that is the case, you speak for all of us loud and clear. Enjoy your Sunday, Connie.

  3. I'm much the same as you. When I'm angry, I keep my mouth shut or walk away before saying something I might regret. Once I've had a chance to cool off, my perspective sometimes changes radically!


  4. I do get upset quickly but instead of voicing it, I push it down and hold it in and let it bubble and churn.
    Probably not the healthiest thing to do.
    And I then it builds and builds and one day I just blow up and/or walk away.
    Sometimes, Forever.
    I need to work on that I guess.

    I agree about successful people being happy in what they are doing. Especially if you view success as something other than money.


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