( Fred Rogers: March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003)
Raising children in this day and age is no easy task. ~ Kate Cooper
“A healthy self-love that leads to true happiness is what Rousseau called “amour de soi.”
It builds up one’s intrinsic well-being, as opposed to feeding shallow cravings to be admired.
Cultivating amour de soi requires being fully alive at this moment,
as opposed to being virtually alive while wondering what others think.
The soulful connection with another person, the enjoyment of a beautiful hike alone (not shared on Facebook) or a prayer of thanks over your sleeping child (absent a #blessed tweet)
could be considered expressions of amour de soi.”
In the longer post I just put up, I researched muppet images. My hope was to sweep away my worry and sadness about current and very real cosmic powers of darkness.
Because it was fun, and my sons are safely in their corners of the world for a few more short hours, It helped.
Yet, at exactly the same time, folks were gunned down in Grover’s own fair city.
“Fatal Shooting at Empire State Building”
~ New York TImes, AP report, 45 minutes ago
Saints preserve us.