After what happened yesterday, I find it difficult to share anything else with you without addressing my thoughts first.
If anything, I’m a speechless. Even with all the tragedies that I’ve witnessed in my lifetime, I still never imagine anything this terrible to ever happen. To me, the world is a beautiful place filled with lots of love. Unfortunately, especially with days like yesterday, we are brutally reminded that the world is also not perfect and is riddled with people that live with hate in their hearts.
Instead of blaming someone (or anything), I choose to continue to look at the good. Don’t let the few cloud your judgement of the countless others that are genuinely good.
My firm works with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, the adorable preschool show that’s based on the teachings of Fred Rogers, best known for Mister Rogers Neighborhood – and I came across this quote that PBS Parents shared on their Facebook page (and I’ve noticed it’s gone a bit viral again around the Internet too!).
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.”
When Fred Rogers first spoke this quote, it was directed towards parents for their children. It can certainly be applied across the board though. It is a very powerful quote that I hope encourages you just as much as it encourages me.