Won’t You Be My Neighbor

I watched the new documentary on the life of Fred Rogers (a.k.a. Mr. Rogers) last night. I think it should be required viewing for all human beings!

We all need to hear his message of love and acceptance and affirming the dignity of every person. He truly believed that listening to people, creating a safe space for them to share their feelings, was the way to overcome evil and to heal the world.

If you get a chance, listen to this song. The words are:

It’s you I like,
It’s not the things you wear,
It’s not the way you do your hair–
But it’s you I like
The way you are right now,
The way down deep inside you–
Not the things that hide you,
Not your toys–
They’re just beside you.

But it’s you I like–
Every part of you,
Your skin, your eyes, your feelings
Whether old or new.
I hope that you’ll remember
Even when you’re feeling blue
That it’s you I like,
It’s you yourself,
It’s you, it’s you I like.

You can see Mr. Rogers visit with Jeff Ehrlinger and listen to the song here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BZlyxS37Kk

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.