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September 26, 2005

Thanks, Mr. Rogers.

What Do You Do? By Fred M. Rogers

What do you do with the mad that you feel
When you feel so mad you could bite?
When the whole wide world seems oh, so wrong...
And nothing you do seems very right?

What do you do? Do you punch a bag?
Do you pound some clay or some dough?
Do you round up friends for a game of tag?
Or see how fast you go?

It's great to be able to stop
When you've planned a thing that's wrong,
And be able to do something else instead
And think this song:

I can stop when I want to
Can stop when I wish.
I can stop, stop, stop any time.
And what a good feeling to feel like this
And know that the feeling is really mine.
Know that there's something deep inside
That helps us become what we can.
For a girl can be someday a woman
And a boy can be someday a man.

Listen to the song
. Thanks to Camille. Mr. Rogers was a good Presbyterian.


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I truly loved that man. Two and a half years ago. I blogged about his passing and the time I realized that he was the real deal, not just some actor playing a part.

Posted by: Doug at September 25, 2005 10:15 PM

I completely agree. Our favorite Mr. Rogers song around here is "You're Special" (or something like that). I find it in my head and sing it to the kids. Mr. Rogers really was a special man. I'm so glad he's in syndication!

Posted by: angie at September 29, 2005 10:30 AM

We love this song! We think it goes along with the Ephesians verse, 'be angry and sin not.' Everybody gets angry, so you need a plan for what to do with the mad that you feel! I miss Mr. Rogers too.

Posted by: WeathertopMama at September 30, 2005 10:04 PM

Whenever Mr. Rogers sang "I'm Proud of You" I always felt like he sang it just for me. Love Mr. Rogers. Love the lovely Neighborhood. ;-)

Posted by: Jocelyn at June 6, 2006 12:38 PM

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