We thought they were friends until saying who we support for POTUS
“When two brothers are busy fighting, an evil man can easily attack and rob their poor mother. Mankind should always stay united, standing shoulder to shoulder so evil can never cheat and divide them.”
― Suzy Kassem
I’d like to share something with you. This morning, I received a message from an old friend. Actually, neither of us can remember if we ever met in person but, went to the same schools, share many of the same friends and enjoy each others energy. At least we did….
We are committed to meeting in person soon and have indeed already tried. His message was in regard to our president and where I stand on that. His wish is not to see any pro Trump messages. Without hesitation I failed to answer the Facebook chat message and picked up the phone.
Even though I am not in his contacts, he began laughing, so did I. We have rarely if ever even spoken on the phone, yet he knew who it was and said my name “it’s gotta be Boswell” he said. We laughed some more.
Soon, he was asking about my sister, and I his brother. We spoke of the mutual friends we love and suddenly forgot all about political affiliations.
Seek to Understand
The call went on for an hour and 14 minutes. We touched on our president and the things we don’t agree with and found that we agree on more than we could ever disagree with each other on. We made a promise to never lose each other over a president. I committed to use my “friends except” button to leave him out of some of mine.
He promised to take things more lightly and remember it was me who posted it. Someone who loves him unconditionally. He promised with ease and believably that he would.
You see, we both agree and are worried about what is happening to our country and it’s people. We know the situation has always been here, propaganda, hatred, division, genocide, etc, etc, historically, that is where this climate leads.
Knowing how many of us have lost friends in the past years or weeks I wondered if I had any power to help. The answer came back yes, I do. So, I’m calling your attention to a tool here a Facebook that appears in the picture I posted above.
We all have the power to omit or include the posts we want to see or want seen, yet few of us ever use it.
The next time I post anything political I will choose friends except, the person who I speak of now. He may make himself known soon, as a matter of fact, I’m sure he will, but I’ll respect his right to chose.
I suggest you use this button on your own page and preserve your connections. Why burn bridges that have stood the test of time over decades just because of what has always been a personal sacred choice, one each of us gets to choose, and should be able to without fear.
Political Figures did not Invent Decisiveness
It’s been in us from the beginning….
We still get to make the choice.
Love always wins.
I hope you found some value in this article, if you did please follow the links below for more of my recent work, maybe another will resonate. Until next time, Cheers, Christopher
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