This morning I had a nice texting conversation with one of my friends.  She lives in Minnesota, but far enough away that I don’t get to see her very often.  I do, however, text her regularly.

I had offered to share something I had excess of.  In return, she referred to me as a “true friend”.  I really appreciated her comment!

A couple hours later, a different friend sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers to thank me for of my time spent thinking about ideas to get back to being a dentist while dealing with a pandemic.  That kind gesture, brought tears to my eyes and showed me what a “true friend” she was.

This afternoon, while working in my yard, I was reflecting upon these two events of my day.  It made me think about the poster that was very popular several years ago “All I really need to know…I learned in Kindergarten.  The statements in this poster really do fit, especially in today’s world.  The first thing listed is to share everything! The poster even includes – wash your hands.   But, the part of the poster that speaks the most to me is the line:

Live a balance life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

I really do try to incorporate thinking and doing, work and play into my day.

Maybe if we all reflected upon the things we learned in Kindergarten, this world would be a more peaceful place.


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