Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mr. Rogers´ Neighborhood

I picked up "I´m Proud of You" by Tim Madigan off our Barnes and Nobles $1 rack. It´s a short, sweet memoir of the author´s relationship with Fred Rogers. It´s 196 pages on the amazing value of unconditional love and friendship. I wanted to share a quote from Mr. Rogers (he credits it as being an Arabian proverb) that he included in one of his letters to T. Madigan:

A friend is one to whom one may pour
Out all the contents of one´s heart,
Chaff and grain together,
Knowing that the gentlest of hands
Will take and sift it,
Keep what is worth keeping and,
With a breath of kindness,
Blow the rest away.

Call your best friend today. Wish them a Happy Thanksgiving and share this thought. Oh, to be such a friend! And with family gatherings coming up tomorrow, oh, to be such a family member!

Happy Thanksgiving, my dear friends. I´m "graceful" (as Kathryn calls it) for you!


Holly Walker said...

What a lovely post! Thanks for sharing, and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Kimberly said...

So sweet Charity...I'm a big Mr. Rogers fan! love your Kathryn's phrase! Happy post-Thanksgiving to y'all!
I'm glad you liked the Advent poem...thanks for the suggestion to print it out...(i had not thought to do that myself...yes, i need help now and then with ideas:) but that's what friends are for...

Juwah said...

I've heard that proverb before, not from Mr. Roger though. I loved him, but ask Sonja about living in his neighborhood.
Anyway, I'm hoping my friends kindly blow all my chaff away. I'm "graceful" for your friendship Charity.