“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.” – Mister Rogers
I had the honor of meeting Mister Rogers as a sixth grade student working at a Connecticut Public Television fundraising auction. During the “Kid’s Auction” day, children served as the auctioneers and Mister Rogers was the host. He would walk around the studio, in his cardigan sweater, and have genuine conversations with us. He was as kind in person as he was on his beloved “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
Mister Rogers, who passed in 2003, would be deeply concerned about where we are in society today. First and foremost, Mister Roger’s Neighborhood was about kindness, about helping one another, and about building caring relationships with each other.
Let’s commit to model kindness as adults. We are all role models for the children in our lives. Children are always watching; they emulate our actions. We must live the ultimate success . . . kindness, kindness, and more kindness.