You know, I really have to stop judging people before I get to know them. I just had a lovely heart-to-heart chat with a neighbor and found that we struggle with many of the same issues, especially when it comes to parenting and spirituality. I’m ashamed to say that even though we’ve been neighbors for four years and our kids are good friends, I really had no clue what she *thinks* about or who she really is. I had sort of assumed, for various reasons, that she was more conservative, and that I wouldn’t connect with her. Come to find out she’s been going through this big spiritual struggle and we actually do connect. I love it when I’m able to relate to someone with an open heart and see more than I thought was there. And I really have to stop living in my own little bubble and be more open to these kinds of interactions.