Happy 1-4-3 Day! / Books on a Sunday with Austin Kleon, David Goggins, & Mr. Rogers

morning babble / Sunday 05-23-21

I ran for #143 – on the mill again. Unfortunately, the eyes are not happy with the outdoors right now. The need for itching is continuous. Ugh. Anyway – it’s also the 143rd morning babble on the 143rd day of the year. Sooooooooo . . . Happy 1-4-3 Day! Pennsylvania is recognizing that today in honor of the late Fred Rogers, who would often use “1-4-3” as a way to say “I love you” — referring to the number of letters in each word — on the “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” TV show. Now, this doesn’t mean you have to go around telling people you love them – I mean, you can – but it’s mainly a way to encourage everyone to do something kind for someone else. Go do that!


  • Nothing has changed with my current books – just digging in deeper. Learning how nutty Lincoln was right now in the Doris Kearns Goodwin book – Leadership in Turbulent Times
  • Hoping to find a day next weekend where I just sit and finish this one by Austin KleonSteal like an Artist. I just need a couple hours when I can sit still and knock it out.
  • The audio book of David Goggins book – Can’t Hurt Me – is taking me longer because I’m writing down all of these comments and thoughts along the way. Like his “Acccountability mirror” or “sometimes bullies are just telling you the truth but in a hurtful way” or “Pick the people around you that are going to hold you to a higher standard- not a lower standard. Most people are afraid to hear what they don’t want to hear.” So much good stuff!

“There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.”- by Mr. Rogers

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