Changing the World Through Kindness

Photo Credit: Troth God of Knowledge via CC Flickr

Photo Credit: Troth God of Knowledge via CC Flickr

One of my favorite TV shows that I used to enjoy watching when I was a kid, was about this friendly, caring and compassionate man who loved to share the good things in life and his positive personal thoughts with us kids…Mr. Fred Rogers, host of “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood”.

He always had this kind and gentle way of explaining the important and every-day-things of life in entertaining and educational ways. I used to think that it must have been really a cool thing to live in a neighborhood like that. Unfortunately, or course, the neighborhood wasn’t real and “life” was a lot harder and different from the way it was portrayed. 

The one thing that I learned the most from watching most of his shows, something that I still try to do every day…even now…is to show kindness and compassion to other people…especially individuals that were less fortunate than me.

One of the best examples that I ever saw of the great, beautiful kindness of Mr. Roger’s was the following video clip of Mr. Rogers and a little crippled boy in his wheelchair named Jeff Erlanger in 1981. The result of this interview and the way Fred Roger’s spoke and treated Jeff during this time, changed Jeff’s life forever.

Twenty years later, Fred Rogers was nominated to the TV Hall of Fame. During the H.O.F dinner something magical and beautiful happened…which you will see in this video.

It WILL touch your heart and hopefully, illustrate to you the fantastic power of showing kindness and compassion to others…just be sure to have a box of tissues with you…you’ll need them🙂

How can YOU change YOUR world through kindness?

8 thoughts on “Changing the World Through Kindness

  1. Reblogged this on ShaunyNews – More Love, Less hate, will make our World better and commented:
    Coach Muller from the USA here is telling a story, via a blog that I could call my own. Both Coach and I are one in the same. When we need to be a coach, as both of us are or were coaching kids in Sport. There is no greater privilege than helping you kids grow older and learn not just the sport but the reasons to win or lose, the reasons to be. I always said “Coaching kids was not just that, it was also help kids grow up and become better people” This is something I took from my Days coaching. THIS BLOG HERE has a video in it yeah, I ask you please watch this video. Maybe at the end it will show what Coach and I do, why we do it and why we share it. Coach is 5,000 miles from me yet we share the same passion in trying to make the World a better place. I say in my blogs “More love less hate” Coach may not have a stupid punchline like me but his blogs are the same as the ones I do where I write about love and peace. Coach I need to say this to you. For every person who has mocked me for DARING to write about love and peace, I want to ask them now if their life went the way they wanted or are they unhappy? Did their uncaring ways make them unhappy or bitter? If this has happened that is very sad. When Coach and I turn off the internet we become Dad, Hubby and more, we walk back into real life. But why we blog is because of the very process of being in real life. We care, we love and we reach out in the hope someone reaches back!!

    Coach, thanks for reaching back my friend!

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  2. Coach Muller from the USA here is telling a story, via a blog that I could call my own. Both Coach and I are one in the same. When we need to be a coach, as both of us are or were coaching kids in Sport. There is no greater privilege than helping you kids grow older and learn not just the sport but the reasons to win or lose, the reasons to be. I always said “Coaching kids was not just that, it was also help kids grow up and become better people” This is something I took from my Days coaching. THIS BLOG HERE has a video in it yeah, I ask you please watch this video. Maybe at the end it will show what Coach and I do, why we do it and why we share it. Coach is 5,000 miles from me yet we share the same passion in trying to make the World a better place. I say in my blogs “More love less hate” Coach may not have a stupid punchline like me but his blogs are the same as the ones I do where I write about love and peace. Coach I need to say this to you. For every person who has mocked me and millions like coach and I for DARING to write about love and peace, I want to ask them now if their life went the way they wanted or are they unhappy? Did their uncaring ways make them unhappy or bitter? If this has happened that is very sad. When Coach and I turn off the internet we become Dad, Hubby and more, we walk back into real life. But why we blog is because of the very process of being in real life. We care, we love and we reach out in the hope someone reaches back!!

    Coach, thanks for reaching back my friend!

    Liked by 1 person

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