Look At The Helpers: Urban Yogis


This year we've seen too much of a particular Fred Rogers quote.That's almost unthinkable, right? Too much Mr. Rogers?But there's a specific quote that keeps popping up all over Facebook and Twitter because it's very likely one of the best thoughts on traumatic news coverage one can dig up:

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'"

The thing is, we're seeing too much of these words because they've been increasingly warranted.Aurora.Sandy Hook.Boston.I want to start to look for helpers outside of immediate tragedies, though. People are doing good; they are changing lives, intervening early on or, even better, before anything bad happens.It's good for the soul to take time every day to look for these people.They're inspiring. It brings peace.Take five minutes and check out what Urban Yogis is doing in Queens with kids in juvenile detention centers. It might bring hope.


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