There are special people in this world. I just read an account of a chance meeting of Tony Brezni— and Mr. Rogers. Tony was having a bad day and by chance he met Mr. Rogers on an elevator. He said he didn’t want to impose but had to tell him how much he had enjoyed his program as a kid. Mr. Rogers then said, “So you were one of my neighbors!”
There are a lot of cyber myths concerning Mr. Rogers. (Pedophile, Green Beret, Sniper, Super SEAL, etc.) None of those are factual. As I understand it, he was just a nice guy but was never in the military. Anyway Tony had recently lost his Grandpa. Grandpa had been one of his favorite people. In this chance meeting Mr. Rogers invited him to sit and talk. They both shared stories of their grandpas.
Now us Grandpas SMILE when the grands like us. But the point Tony wanted to express was he remembered as a kid that Mr. Rogers had said, “When there is a tragedy in this world, do not zero in on the tragedy, but look at the helpers. Tony said, that day Mr. Rogers proved he practiced what he preached, he was a ‘helper’.
I was reminded of the many tragedies I have known (on the news and personally) when the ‘helpers’ were there. Just in the last couple days the tragedy in England, brought out hundreds of Helpers. Not everyone was running for safety, many stopped to HELP.
There are many WONDERFUL people left in this world. Some of them comment on this blog. Folks who would take time to ‘compliment’ a worn out clerk or help someone with a flat. I have no doubt if many of you were faced with the results of a terrorist attack, YOU would be right there to help. I hope none of you ever are faced with that situation. But I know YOU WOULD BE A HELPER!
As my daddy would say, “You guys are keepers!”
I can’t help it, I still believe in humanity. I am convinced there are still more GOOD folk than evil. I seldom believe conspiracy theories. I still KNOW I have good friends. Since I have, it stands to reason that you have too. That’s just plain logic. I would be one depressed dude if I thought this country was ‘headed to hell in a handbasket.’ (Dad again!)
We have laws, we have a constitution, and I know, we do have some problems. This country had REAL problems in 1941 and the USA rose to the challenge!
PS: After Katrina hit the Gulf Coast Thousands of folk volunteered to help. I talked to several folk who had paid their own way to fly from Washington state to help.
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