More random thoughts by 
𝒢𝓇𝒶𝓉ℯ𝒻𝓊𝓁 𝒢𝓌ℯ𝓃

Won’t you be my neighbor? #shorts

In case you ever wonder why I post so many random pictures of my shoes 👠 👟 🩴 👡 

Maybe, at the risk of dating myself here, it’s because I grew up watching Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. 

For those of you who may not be familiar with this wholesome kids program from decades ago, 
Mr. Rogers always changed his sweater and his shoes 👞 before talking to his audience about the positive message for the day. 

I identify with Mr. Rogers on a number of personal and professional levels. 

He was a swimmer 🏊‍♀️ like me. Swim therapy helped him cope with the stresses of life in a healthy manner. 

He clearly subscribed to a #loveGodlovepeople 
philosophy like me…ALL people! He did not discriminate or judge people for their unique differences.  Instead he recognized and celebrated diversity! 

For those who claim to be “color blind” — 


It’s insulting to people of color. 
In fact, we should SEE the differences and celebrate them— not pretend like they don’t exist! 

This concept applies to other people groups as well. 

Mr. Fred McFeely Rogers was a man of faith who lived by “actions speak louder than words” in this regard.  He did not shy away from addressing intense feelings and difficult subjects such as grief, anger, and underlying fears. 

Although it was a kids show with silly sayings like  “Won’t you be my neighbor?” —make no mistake about it— he discussed grown up issues.

Thank God I made it to work safely to serve my purpose:

Higher Power:

Comfortable in my own skin