I remember the first time I saw the video of Kid President give his “Pep Talk” and I thought, now that’s something the world needs more of. And he’s right, we could all use a pep talk. If we let it, the world can seem to be a scary place that’s out of control. But, if we take a step back and shift our perspective, even a little, we can see human kindness all around us; even in the most unlikely places.
Being a child of the 70s/80s I’m also a big fan of Mr. Rogers and I love what he told us his mother would say to him when as a child he would see scary things on the news, “look for the helpers.” So on this Monday in mid-October when the days may be dreary and the news might make your nervous, my encouragement to you is to be a “helper”. Hopefully, you won’t find yourself today in the middle of any “scary news” … but wherever you are, whoever you encounter embrace what it means to be a “helper”.
Be kind. Smile. Look people in the eye and see them. Ask the cashier at the grocery store how their day is going. Be thoughtful in the Starbucks line if your barista gets your order wrong. You never know the kind of day, week, month or even year someone else might be having and you’re willingness to engage with them could be their reminder that the world is full of human kindness and good people.
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