Mr. Rogers’ definition of “Love.”

Via on Dec 5, 2011

Mr. Rogers’ definition of what “Love” isn’t—and what it is.

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“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring.

It is an active noun, like struggle.

To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.”

~ Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers

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Previously: Mr. Rogers Saves the Day.

Also: Dr. Seuss defines “love.”

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10 Responses to “Mr. Rogers’ definition of “Love.””

  1. Michelle says:

    Beautiful. What an impact our churches, temples, schools and communities would make if we lived by this simple statement.

  2. I love Mr. Rogers! Wish he was still around for my kids to watch.

    “The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.”

    Such a wise soul!

  3. Roger Wolsey Roger Wolsey says:

    God bless the late Rev. Fred Rogers. Such a gentle soul with a colorful past. He was a former combat Marine turned ordained Christian pastor who considered his TV show to be his ministry. And what a beautiful ministry it was.

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