Friday, November 14, 2014

Thirty Days of Mr. Rogers ... Day Fourteen

Mr. Rogers said, "It's not the honors and the prizes and the fancy outsides of life that ultimately nourish our souls.  It's the knowing that we can be trusted, that we never have to fear the truth, that the bedrock of our very being is firm."

This is the extent of my fall decorating ... a pumpkin on a silver plate ... with Alice to add the exact right amount of sparkle.

Me:  I feel sorry for people who always seem to be seeking the approval of others.  It's great to be acknowledged and to know that what we do is appreciated, and it's not healthy to base our feeling of self worth on how others perceive us.  We must be proud of ourselves and our accomplishments, no matter now large or small ... any approval outside ourselves is an extra added bonus.

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. Absolutely love YOUR quote!!! Wish I could put words together like that!

  2. so true. Wish I had figured that out earlier in life... Have a great weekend!

  3. Mr. Rogers is a favorite and now that I'm back on-line, will have to return to your first quote. Many thanks for the encouragement.

  4. "....knowing that the bedrock of our very being is firm." I just love that thought and am embracing it, Connie. It reflects on who we really are and how firm we stand on being true to ourselves and to God.

    Trying to catch up with all my blog friends now that my world is calming down a bit. Missed you and hope all is well!

    xoxo laurie

  5. So true.
    I think it's something that comes with age. Being secure with yourself and not needing everyone's approval.
    Although I have to admit, I'd like to see a little bit more "Appreciation" on my paycheck! LOL!


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