“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.” — Mr Rogers
It is almost impossible, no, it is impossible, to have any idea how to react to a tragedy as profound and senseless as the one that occurred today at an elementary school in Connecticut. It is impossible to grasp.
Tonight I will wrap my arms around those I love and, recognize once again the extraordinary fragility of our lives,and give thanks for the preciousness of our time together.
Tomorrow, I will find a way to reach out and help. A Thought About Helping Newtown.
God Bless Newtown, Connecticut. God Bless Us All.
*Thanks Julianne Joyce for sharing this quote.
14 thoughts on “Look for the Helpers”
The helpers will always come, and wish they weren’t needed so often.
As do we all. Thanks for being one of the helpers.
Helpers give me hope, goodness shall prevail.
It will. A link to “Thank the helpers” http://blurtblog.net/2012/12/15/a-thought-about-helping-newtown/
thankfully, there are helpers waiting to do their job & others to lend a hand up when needed.
the pictures of frightened school children & grieving family members will stick for a very long time. i am so very sorry.
Me too. A link to thank the ‘helpers’ http://blurtblog.net/2012/12/15/a-thought-about-helping-newtown/
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Mr. Rogers was a wise and compassionate man. His words are spot on!
He did have a such a soothing and wonderful way with children.
My mom said the same thing. One thing I also notice, there’s normally only 1 bad person but a great numbers of helpers.. 🙂 God Bless them.
Very true. Lots of people to help restore the faith and pick up the pieces.
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