This is a post by Woodlief of Sands in the Gears that is really a must read. I’m classifying it under “things my mother taught me” because she did. Not by tears, but by face to face “these are the things your family stands for”.
We were living in Colorado and about to move back to NE Texas. She wasn’t really happy about this, but told me that maybe it was destined for people like us, who held no prejudice, to go there and set an example.
I’ve been trying to live up to her ideals since then.