When I was probably four or five years old, I remember writing to Mister Rogers (full disclosure: I was sort of a Mister Rogers groupie back in the day…) and telling him all about my surgeries. My little heart swelled when he actually wrote me back. It was a personal letter to me, and when you’re four years old, that’s a very big deal. We still have that letter tucked away somewhere, and I couldn’t help but think the world lost one of its truest role models when Mister Rogers died in 2003.
I came across one of his many amazing quotes this morning, and found myself nodding enthusiastically in agreement. On love, he says…
YES! Exactly. Isn’t this what we all want? To be loved without judgment and for who we are — not for who we could be or for who someone wants us to be. It’s so refreshing when love is stripped down to just this, isn’t it, friends? What are your favorite Mister Rogers quotes? Were you a big fan growing up? xoxo
P.S. Remember this Mister Rogers documentary?