Yesterday marked the 17th year since the death of Fred Rogers, beloved host of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and minister to children, adults, and a gorilla named Koko.
Mr. Rogers has been on my mind and heart a lot lately. It’s not entirely out of the norm as he’s a personal hero. Most of the closest confidants know this about me. And now you do too.
At any rate, I’ve been thinking about this quote from his book, The World According to Mister Rogers:
“The thing I remember best about successful people I’ve met all through the years is their obvious delight in what they’re doing and it seems to have very little to do with worldly success. They just love what they’re doing, and they love it in front of others.”-Fred Rogers
Everyday I try to be the person Mr. Rogers knew I could be. I fail a lot, but I don’t stop trying.
On the Bulldog Shopping Network I try to play with delight and let others see it in action. Thankfully I’m not alone. The rest of the team from visuals to producers, directors, crew and control room to hosts, models, and guests alike seems to on the same page. We’re very lucky to get to play in the world together.
Here’s a bit from last night with a subtle nod to Mr. Rogers at the very end of the segment.
May we all live with delight so others can see us in all our special ways.