As we get closer and closer to these elections, we must be more kind to one another. I saw a really good meme on Facebook the other day–we are all sharing our opinions because we are so frustrated. But in all reality we aren’t changing anyone’s mind, we are only upsetting each other even more. We are causing deeper rifts. I am as guilty as anyone. But no more.
We must let go of our differences and focus on the future. And being kind and forgiving is the first step.
I will admit, it is my favorite thing about small town life–the kindness. Everywhere I go I am acutely aware of how each person goes out of their way to be kind to one another no matter the skin color, no matter the denomination, no matter the appearance, no matter the economic status. They are polite, they wave in greeting. It is the little things that have built a culture of kindness.
Do that in your community wherever it be. Be kind.