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Inspiring A World Of Kindness

The trailer for “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” was released yesterday and why has it hit me in the emotional gut like a ton of bricks?  Because I’ve never cried over a movie trailer before.

Maybe it’s because the movie revolves around Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the long-running PBS children’s show “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood”.  Or maybe it’s because the movie is about a skeptic who ends up seeing things more clearly as a result of his time spent interviewing Mr. Rogers?  Or maybe it’s because my favorite actor Tom Hanks stars in the movie as Mr. Rogers and absolutely nails it?  Maybe it’s all three and more.  I don’t know.  All I know is that I can’t get enough of the trailer and I have never anticipated a movie so much in my life.

The next four months are going to seem like an eternity!

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143

Anyone who has had the privilege of seeing the Fred Rogers documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” will know the significance behind the numbers 143.

I was fortunate enough to receive this DVD as a gift for Christmas and have watched it several times in the past week.  The first time I viewed it I was moved to tears.  I didn’t realize I’d be bawling each time I saw it.  But I was.

If you have not seen this documentary, see it.  It may be the best thing you’ve done for yourself in a long time.

The basics of the documentary is a very simple philosophy:  A little kindness makes a world of difference.

I won’t give away the secret behind the numbers 143.  All I will tell you is that it has a very special meaning.  One that we all need to be reminded of every day.