“Maybe there’s more that brings us together than we think,” is the closing phrase of the below video. Its title, “All that We Share” is rather appropriate in that there is, for sure, more that brings us together than separates us. I wonder if too frequently, we don’t spend the time to get to know people in our lives on a personal level, simply surface. But then, when we take the time to hear one’s story, it is then we find empathy. Each of our stories is so personal, so unique, so interesting, why not take the time to hear another’s story, and even share our own. Roberto Chene, a cultural anthropologist, I heard speak some years ago stated so powerfully, “You cannot hate someone’s story you know.” Perhaps that is the problem in our world today with the hatred. Are we not taking the time to get to know each other and hear each other’s story? Wouldn’t this give us the opportunity to build empathy in each of us and toward others? As we look forward to our Spring Vacation, finishing the school year strong, and plan for next year at BCS, let our work around empathy be the torch we carry as we continue to build on the caring community we have! I hope you find this short video as powerful as I do.