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Month: May 2020

“Look for helpers” – Mr. Rodgers

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (also called the Neighborhood), was a half-hour educational children’s program on PBS starring Fred Rogers, and started airing in the US 1968 and ran for 895 episodes. A huge feat to be sure!

His show was designed for children and was very prescient of the children who would be babysat by the TV in the coming decades as the traditional gender roles broke down and women started taking jobs outside the home.

Now what made the shows so wonderful were the kind messages, the lessons taught and the barriers broken to encourage children to be the best they can be while also understanding that they are already amazing just by being themselves.

Mr. Rodgers came to be loved by millions of children over many decades (myself included), and part of the reason was that Fred Rodgers wasn’t just acting who he was on the show was who he really was. Honest, kind, fun, and with a real love for life. He once told a story of a conversation with his mother when he was dealing with some traumatic incident.

His mother said, when you see scary things in the world, look for the helpers.

The intent of course to be, the world is not all bad, just some people. Just some things, not all things.

Tonight here in LA half of the county is on lockdown after 4 nights of protests and looting in response to the senseless killing of George Floyd. A Black man from Minneapolis, who was killed when three police officers pinned him to the ground and one officer keeled on his neck restricting his airflow and caused his pre-existing conditions to heighten the damage they were doing. He died at the hand(knee’s) of those who should protect us event when we do not protect our own best interests.

So tonight the rest of the world is watching dozens of cites across the US burn because we can not get past the fact that we are all equal. That treating each with respect is always needed, even when we are in a position of power, we still should show respect to those we protect.

So tonight I am thinking of you. I love and respect you. I hope that your life is far better once all the craziness of COVID, the economy, and people behaving badly is straightened out, hopefully for the better. Until then, enjoy walks in the park with coffee and remember to stop and smell the flowers and leaves. And remember when bad things are happening around you to look for the helpers. If you don’t see any, maybe it is you that should be helping. 🙂

Good night to all of you. Peace be with you.

M.H.Perez

This Year’s Final Supermoon!

 “Super Flower Moon” will rise during dusk tonight—Thursday, May 7. Unless you caught it earlier this morning on the other side of the planet or moonset, this is your first and last opportunity to see a supermoon where it looks biggest and best—on the horizon—until summer 2021.

The full moon will appear about six percent larger than a typical full moon. The final of four so-called “supermoons” in 2020, today’s full moon phase occurs at precisely 10:45 Universal Time. However, the best time to look at the supermoon is tonight for those in western Europe and North America—which are the two best-placed regions of the world for this particular full moon.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2020/05/07/years-final-supermoon-rises-at-dusk-tonight-heres-exactly-when-to-see-it-from-your-home/#1ba4582459cf

Good Night, God bless & peace be with you. 3X

Journaling

Whether journaling online, in a paper book or just posting photos of our lives eating sushi, keeping a record of our life is important. It helps us to look back on the past and remember the good, the bad and lessons for the future.

Looking back on the past is often hard to do when faced with your own mistakes. Yes, it’s true that hindsight is 20-20, but it’s complicated when knowing your own view of things that transpired will often lack the full truth and understanding of all who were involved.

From our time at school, to our first jobs and our first loves to our personal and work relationships. The stories in our heads are just a small slice of what really happened. In someone else’s story we are the villain. In another review, we are the love intrest.

I wish it was possible to gather all of those “other stories” and really know our selves better. Could you imagine seeing yourself though someone else’s eyes? Though their lenses of rose or envy or hate. It would be hard, but it would be amazingly informative. Hopefully it would improve you.

To understand why someone stopped talking to you or what you did that made them angry. What you did to make them happy or fall in love. Or what they feel now and where they are in their life’s journey.

I lost a loved one recently and I wish I could look back at her life though “journals” to understand them better. With her loss, it’s the beginning of a new era. My father is now “The old man”, the new Grandpa. I wish him luck in taking on that standard bearer.

So here’s my journal entry for the week. I’m working on a new project! AConversationWith.Me & AConversationWith.Us It should be something amazing, it’s still brand new but wish me luck!

Good night, God Bless and Peace be with you! X3

M.H.Perez

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