Not bad for a fat girl

Mr. Rogers on Life


Today I took myself to the movies. I wanted to see the film about Mr. Rogers, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? I didn’t have anyone to go with, so I went alone. There were about five other people in the theater, and I had a row to myself. Then again, it was 9:30 am on a Tuesday.

I enjoyed the film. It was fairly slow paced, much like Mr. Rogers himself. I was never a huge fan of the show, but I admit that I watched it from time to time.

Some take-aways:

1. All people deserve to be loved.

2. Listening requires your heart as well as your ears.

3. Children’s feelings are just as valid and real as adults’ feelings.

4. Slowing down isn’t a bad thing.

5. Children look to adults for protection and models of how to behave.

6. Children deserve our time, attention, and best efforts.

Thank you for being such a good neighbor, Mr. Rogers.


Author: BulgingButtons

I'm a middle aged woman doing the things that middle aged women do and trying not to beat myself up. I'm living the life I choose with the man I love, the grown up son who impresses me all the time, and the most adorable pup ever rescued from the euthanasia list. We live in the heat of the Southwest, where I regularly sweat through my Lane Bryant bras.

2 thoughts on “Mr. Rogers on Life

  1. i love everything he did and stood for

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