Apparently I've been living under a rock because everyone else seems to have heard of Mister Rogers and I hadn't! For those of you not in the know, like me, he was a presenter who changed the face of children's television.
My friend Ray from America mentioned him last week and we watched a few clips online. He came across as such a kind person and spoke to children like mini adults, covering topics like death and divorce as well as being groundbreaking on race issues.
His ideas for his programme were rooted in making sure children felt informed and loved. I grew up in a household where we were unconditionally supported, given freedom and encouraged to make mistakes and I think because of that myself and my brother have been fairly consistent in knowing exactly who we are.
Tonight I watched his documentary 'Won't you be my neighbor' on Amazon Prime video and it was such a nice end to a relaxed day. I enjoyed learning more about a man who was so progressive in mindfulness, self-care and kindness.
I wonder what modern day children would think of him.
'You've made this day a special day, by just your being you. There's no person in the whole world like you; and I like you just the way you are.' Mister Rogers.