Welcome to Wednesday
The calendar says Spring has arrived. Keep watching for more signs of it. The birds sound much happier in the morning, the last hold out of cold white spots are about gone. If you haven’t done so already, you’ll be out cleaning up your yard and sprucing up the neighborhood.
Speaking of ‘neighborhood’ . . . Do you remember Mr. Rogers?
On March 20th Fred Rogers better known as Mr. Rogers would have been 95 years old. For any of you who may not be familiar with Mr. Rogers and his neighborhood, he was the kindly gentleman who would come into his home and your home via the television, change into one of his trademark cardigan sweaters and put on his sneakers, while singing “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” He then addressed the topic of the day and in the process taught children how to get along with others, feel good about themselves, and cope with their fears.
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was the longest-running program on public television, lasting 33 years. It first aired in 1968 and finally ended its run in 2001. For 33 years Mr. Rogers was a symbol of compassion and morality teaching children (and adults) how to become happy and productive citizens. His calm demeanor and gentle nature taught a generation of children the true value of kindness. One of the best things he ever said was, “There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.”
We can still learn a great deal from Mr. Rogers and what a beautiful day in the neighborhood it would be if we did.
Bringing It Home:
The “neighborhood” at Vandenack Weaver Truhlsen is made up of knowledgeable and experienced individuals who care about their profession and those they serve. Equipped with a solid work ethic we educate our clients to make informed decisions so they may be happy and secure with the choices they make and enjoy a productive present and future. It is a beautiful day in the neighborhood at Vandenack Weaver Truhlsen. Won’t you join us as our neighbor?