What was the greatest event in American history?
Imagine a young teenager asking you this question: What was the greatest event in American history?
What would you say?
When I first read about this in an article, my mind went to some really huge events like the Moon Landing or World War II but then I proceeded reading further to find an incredible answer from Fred Rogers that I had to share with you all:
"A high school student wrote to ask, 'What was the greatest event in American history?' I can't say. However, I suspect that like so many 'great' events, it was something very simple and very quiet with little or no fanfare (such as someone forgiving someone else for a deep hurt that eventually changed the course of history). The really important 'great' things are never center stage of life's dramas; they're always 'in the wings.' That's why it's so essential for us to be mindful of the humble and the deep rather than the flashy and the superficial."
From The World According to Mister Rogers (Kindle Locations 496-500), link here.
What a great way to remind ourselves how our daily little acts matter.