My mom sent me a text message about a month ago that kind of hit me when some of the recent, unfortunate events were taking place in our country.

She said something along the lines of, “What if we all just lived by the rules we learned in Kindergarten?”

Treat others the way you wish to be treated.

Walk a mile in the other person’s shoes.

Share.

Stick together, work together.

The principles are really simple, but as we continue to get older I think they are slowly forgotten. It’s not about Democrat, Republican, black or white. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in anger, hate, and seeing the world from only your lens. Doing so isn’t helping you or anyone else around you. It’s creating division and driving our incredible country further and further apart. I don’t think we have to agree on every issue, but I do know this: love, respect, and empathy is the only way to come together. Maybe I’m crazy, I don’t know, but I do believe it’s possible for people with all different backgrounds and viewpoints to unite in a respectful manner to make the world a better place- and we may have learned about how to do it way early than we ever imagined.

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  1. One very important rule we teach and live by in our Kindergarten class is, “Never hurt anyone on the inside or the outside.”

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