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143 IN PENNSYLVANIA
27 May 2019
I missed it by a couple of days, but May 23, the 143rd day of the year, was declared "143 Day," in Pennsylvania, a day to celebrate and honor the Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers) by following his example. According to the Fred Rogers Center, the number was a reminder of compassion, and it meant a lot to everyone's favorite neighbor. "1-4-3" is a code that Rogers would say to his friends in the neighborhood — and it stands for the number of letters in the words "I love you."
Isn't it nice to see a headline dealing with something positive for a change?
To help people show their neighbors a little extra kindness through simple good deeds, the state's website created a "kindness generator," which pumps out ideas such as "Donate to a local children's fund" and "Write your favorite teacher a letter."
Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person. --Fred Rogers
It may be belated, but better late than never. Here are some other ways you can show you care:
- Donate a book to the
etc., etc., etc.
It doesn't take a lot of work, and not necessarily any money, to show kindness to someone. Wouldn't it be wonderful if 143 Day became a national holiday?
I spent the day showing kindness to lots of people. I spent the day writing letters and sending photos to the Compassion kids, a job which is more time consuming than you would think and I didn't get as many letters written as I would have liked, but the letters were more personal than the ones I write and send to everyone from time to time.
Ned and Marta were here
today and showed lot of kindness, some of which I almost wish they hadn't
done. Marta decided to organize my closet and she found a big picture
that one of our foreign students had drawn for me. It's about poster
size and was leaning up against the wall. When she took it out to
bring it to show to me, she uncovered a termite nest. So instead of
organizing the closet, they removed everything from the closet and will make
an appointment with an exterminator on Tuesday, when the Memorial Day
holiday is over.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
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