Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Kindness Salute

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Kindness Salute

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I was moved by the last paragraph in Keith Burris' column (July 8, "We Are in Trouble"): It spoke of "the intentional pursuit of kindness and goodness ... ."A national spiritual awakening is something I am not qualified to initiate, but his thoughts gave me an idea. Three concepts seemed to intersect when I read Mr. Burris' words: 1) where I live, 2) Fred Rogers and 3) the challenge posed in the column.

I live in a development off of Freedom Road in Cranberry that has no stoplight. For the five years I have lived there, I can count on one hand the number of times people have stopped or slowed down to permit me to enter the traffic flow. Such a simple thing to slow down, a loss of three to four seconds in one's commute, but oh so rare. The second concept is Mr. Rogers. We are in the midst of a Fred Rogers resurgence with specials being aired, tributes made and feature-length films created. …

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