“Be a Helper”: A Lesson from Mr. Rogers Lives On

Kat 600x450Post written by Kat McDaniel, Chief Innovator at MEDiAHEAD | Marketing Portal Guru | Variable Data Promoter | Analytics Advocate | Explorer

One of those small comforts has come to be Fred Rogers’s famous advice to look for the helpers.

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news,” Rogers said to his television neighbors, “my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”

I attended the 70 over 70 Awards luncheon recently. This event recognized older adults in our community who are doing good works all over our great city.

The event was put on by the Sheperd’s Center whose mission is to help older adults live healthy, engaged and independent lives.

They honored the many outstanding adults who are passionate people and who give their time every day to enhance our community. Thank you Kelly Jander for organizing this wonderful event!

70 under 70Wouldn’t it be helpful if we all worked to make our community better like these older adults through contributions of talent, funds and most precious, our time?

On a personal note…

I’m engaged to a wonderful caring man who gave up his career at 60 to teach in the inner city schools for five years.

He’s inspired all of us at MEDiAHEAD to volunteer in our community and to help people who are less fortunate than we are.

Just knowing him has made me a better person.

Teaching is hard, both physically and mentally. He writes lesson plans every night to make sure he’s prepared for the next day.

And it can be frustrating because so many children in the school system are far below their grade level in reading and math.

One of the reasons I LOVE our city is because there are so many helpers here who are so generous with their time and money.

Be a helper. Give a little. Give a lot. Change the world.

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