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Mister Rogers makes everyone feel special and valued, and he's one of my heroes.
1. You can never go down, never go down, never go down drain. When life can involve divorce, layoffs, losing a child, moving 2 weeks before your baby's due and you have a toddler and a dog with a new litter of puppies, working full-time and being a single-parent, or starting a new career at 55, it's good to know you can never go down drain!
2. You can stop when you want to, stop when you wishEver say to yourself -- stop madness? Mister Rogers reminds us that we can stop when we want to. Make carousel slow down so you can enjoy ride. You're in control. Stop roller coaster and get off. End a relationship that isn't working. Change a career when passion's gone. Eliminate tolerations in your life! You can stop when you want to, stop when you wish.
3. It's great to be able to stop when you've planned a thing that's wrong and to be able to do something else instead. Problem-solving! When you're working at a problem and answer isn't forthcoming, try something new. The solution isn't doubling your efforts at a failing proposition. If you're having same things happen over and over again in your relationships, stop what you're doing and do something else. Try something new! If you keep doing' what you've been doin', you're gonna keep gettin' what you been gettin'.
4. There's something deep inside that helps us become what we can. Develop your intuition and pay attention to what it tells you. It's best guide to what's best for you and what will work for you. Listen to that still, small voice inside and let it be your guide ... it's an EQ competency.
5. When whole wide world seems oh so wrong and nothing you do seems very right, you can punch a bag, pound some clay or some dough, or round up friends for a game of tag or see how fast you can go. Change what you can, and those things you can't ... go chop some wood, or take a bike ride, or call your coach and talk feelings out. You might as well learn to manage those feelings constructively now, because stakes are just going to get higher in life, so feelings will too. It's a lifelong mission changing what you can, and finding some play-doh when you can't!