"Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."
It is attributed to Fred Rogers, better known as Mr. Rogers to most of us.
But it makes me think-- who *are* the helpers?
It's wonderful to have the thought of helpful people as a vehicle for calming children's (or our own) fear, for restoring our faith in humanity, for ensuring that there is some good in everything, even if we can't see it.
But, if that theory was tested in reality, who would you tell your children to look for?
If (GOT FORBID) something happened when you were not there, or you were unable to help them in that moment, who would they turn to?
We tell our boys to look for a policeman (a uniformed official) or a mom (a woman *with a child*).
This isn't just knowledge for a national tragedy or emergency situation, but is good for them to know in any situation that they feel uncomfortable.
There are good people everywhere. Someone will help you. <3