“Lets make the most of this beautiful day…”

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One of the people who has impacted my life positively is a person I have never met “in person” or “face to face”. I know him through his TV program Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. His name is Fred Rogers. In addition to being a T.V. personality, he was a writer, minister, activist for kids and as best as I can tell, a really awesome human.

The reason he influenced me so positively is I always felt when I watched his program that he was looking right at me and speaking to me. He always said and made me feel like I was special and that I matter.

I love to revisit things he said or wrote on a regular basis – they lift me up.

I will leave you with a wonderful Fred Rogers quote:

“Our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has – or ever will have – something inside that is unique to all time. It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqeness and to provide ways of developing its expression.” – Fred Rogers

I thank all the people in my life who helped me realize my value and one of those people was Fred Rogers.


Life is precious, capture its beauty. I am lucky to have a loving family, and wonderful friends. Like everyone, I have good days and bad days, happy days and sad days, patient days and crabby days, beautiful days and ugly days, etc. I try to “hold the bright side up” as much as I can because it makes me feel better, and I think it helps others feel better too. I am so far from perfect, but I try to be kind and respectful. I truly believe that life is precious and that there are so many extraordinary ordinary people and moments in life. I want to share and celebrate the “extraordinary ordinary” through my writing and photography. Please check out my photos at Fine Art America Photography https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/35-laura-smith; at Adobe Stock at https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/207669601/Laura%20Jean%20Smith or at Shutterstock https://www.shutterstock.com/g/LauraJSmith. Perhaps you will find something you would like to have as your own?

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