by Kathie MM
Memorial Day has come and gone but it is still a good day to memorialize and pay our respects to the words of “Mister Rogers,” words that have gone viral and stimulated a captivating set of tweets in the wake of the recent tragic suicide bombing in Manchester, England.
On this Memorial Day, let us remember not only the courageous men and women who were sent off to die in service of the military-industrial complex, but also all the people who have touched our lives in positive ways, all those who have been helpers.
Start by remembering the people who helped you personally, who provided love, kindness, patience, tolerance, support, and other forms of help when you needed it.
Remember also those larger than life figures who exemplified peace rather than war, forgiveness rather than revenge, tolerance rather than vindictiveness, protection rather than exploitation of the earth.
While you are at it, remember who you are and who you can be.
Remember Mister Rogers, be a helper, and work to extend his neighborhood into your world.