I recently got a book from a thrift store in Philadelphia called “Life’s Journeys According to Mister Rogers. Things To Remember Along the Way”. It is nothing but meaningful quotes from the one and only Fred Rogers. The quote said, “If we’re really honest with ourselves, there are probably times when we think, ‘What possible use can I be in this world? What need is there somebody like me to fill?’ That’s one of the deeper mysteries. Then God’s grace comes to us in the form of another person who tells us we have been of help, and what a blessing that is.” Sorry. I know that quote was a little long, but I think it is very impactful.
As for the first part—the “…there are times when we think…”—part, I think for me, this is absolutely true. I often think about what use I can be in this world and why “God” put me here. I think I have figured it out, but I am still not 100% sure. Like Mister Rogers, I think this is one of life’s great and deep mysteries. “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” “What is my purpose?” Some people go their entire lives without figuring this out. I think my purpose and why I am here is to tell my story about Autism.
As for the second part of that quote? The “God’s grace…in the form of another person…” is entirely true. I think there is someone out there for everyone. I have been with my “another person” for almost a decade now and could not be happier! Allie is my muse and my other half. Allie has been the biggest blessing I have ever been given. Whether that is by God or fate, I have no idea. All I know is, I am damn grateful for it and for her.
Finally, I think the most meaningful and most impactful part of that quote was who said it. Fred Rogers was, and still is, an inspiration to me to do good and be an overall good person. I idolized Mister Rogers when I was a kid. Now, as an adult, believe it or not, I “worship” him even more. Yes, I know he is dead and gone, but like Jesus, his messages and impact are still relevant to this day.
So do you have any meaningful or impactful quotes? I’d love to hear them! Thanks for reading!

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

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