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Sunday, December 16, 2012

"Look For The Helpers"

                                                                      Source: images.search.yahoo.com via Kerry on Pinterest

"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.
-Mr. Rogers

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for those comforting thoughts!

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    1. They were the only comforting words that helped me to speak the horrors to my children. "Look for the helpers."

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  2. Nice post. We all need to hear kind things right now.

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    1. These words found their way to me as I struggled with how to talk with my children.

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  3. Oh, Mister Rogers. . .you always knew the right answer. I used to tell my kids to look for a Grandma or a woman with children, or anyone with a name tag in a store, and that person would help them. In this most recent incident, what are the stories? The teachers saved so many children (even at the cost of their owns lives). And don't we moms always have one eye peeled for that kid who might need help? As Roberta said: I'm a helper, too! Look for ME, sweetheart!

    (Uh-oh, crying again. . .)

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    1. So true. That is exactly what I tell my children. Look for a mommy.
      Thank you, Jenny.

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  4. Hi Kerry!!

    My hearts go out to all moms and dads who had to sit down with their kids and discuss what happened. As my two sons who are 28 & 21 yrs old noticed tears in my eyes, asked what happened...They were shocked.

    There were many heroes that day!! But especially the parents who taught their kids to be good listeners and to follow instructions from their teachers.

    To those teachers who gave up there lives for the safety of their pupils...THEY will never be forgotten.

    I think as mothers, we are always checking to see if all children in our sight, are safe, no matter where we are.

    Thanks Kerry!!
    Pam
    xox

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