Won't you be my neighbor?
Won’t you be my neighbor?
It’s National Compliment Day today, and who better to represent the selfless and positive nature of a compliment, than Mister Rogers.
If you’re unfamiliar, Fred Rogers was an outstanding individual who not only changed the industry of educational television, but opened the door for communication between children, their parents, and society. Mister Rogers’ emotional intelligence was profound for someone simply running a children’s television show, and this in itself garnered international appreciation for how important it is to positively communicate with one another.
Through the stress of the day and even the start of the quarter, make sure to give yourself a break, and be proud of how far you’ve come - professionally and personally. In today’s Fun Note Friday, I’m temporarily leaving out the focus of your work-week and instead sending you off into your weekend with something you can be proud of: yourself.
"I hope you're proud of yourself for the times you've said 'yes,' when all it meant was extra work for you and was seemingly helpful only to somebody else."
- From The World According to Mister Rogers
Wishing you all a wonderful and sunny weekend, and in the words of Mister Rogers:
"You always make each day a special day. You know how: By just you being yourself. There's only one person in the whole world that's like you, and that's you. And people can like you exactly the way you are. I'll be back next time. Bye-bye!"
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