|I have hope for the future, Friends!|
The last couple weeks have been the kind where even the adults have been afraid. A terrible thing happened in a place where little kids are supposed to be safe.
But then while I was looking over Mommy's shoulder on the Facebook, I saw a quote from Mister Rogers: "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of 'disaster,' I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in this world."
It made me feel better, hearing that Mister Rogers would get scared, and it made me feel better to know that there are people who are helping. And it got me thinking. We ALL get afraid sometimes and need help. So what if ALL of us are helpers, too? I can't help but feel like if we're all helpers in some way, we'll have nothing to fear. I know I haven't been in this world for very long, but I think this is the way it can be. This is what it means to be in a family. This is what it means to be in a community. We're all the helped and we're all the helpers.
There are always going to be bad people in the world, Friends. But we can't let them make us afraid all the time. We can't let those bad people take away our hope. In dark times, we all have to get our flashlights out and hold them up for each other. We need to be good to one another, give hugs when somebody needs hugs. Being nice matters, Big People!
I'll be here, Friends. I'll be here tomorrow to see you. And I'll be here the day after that. And the next. I'll be here next Saturday, and so will you. I'll be here the Saturday after.
Friends, let's not just sit and hope things get better. Let's start making them better, ourselves. We have all the power in the world!
And remember, Zoe loves you!