Celebrating Our Differences

Consider celebrating your differences instead of focusing on being “right.” If we all agreed on every single thing, we might get complacent and too comfortable and we would never challenge our own thinking. Is a difference of opinion really serious enough to destroy relationships with family and friends?

I spoke to a very very good friend last night who has totally opposite political beliefs than I do. I knew him BEFORE the election and adored him so does this mean that because we have different ideologies I will abandon him or he, me? Absolutely not. I talked to another good friend the day after the election who actually THANKED me for still caring about her, even though we believe differently!!

That saddens me. I have never based friendships on whether or not I believe exactly as my friends do. I have friends of all races, friends of all religions, adopted family of different races and religion, and I love them because of who they are and not because of their mindset.

Please at some point over the weekend, just sit quietly and consider your priorities. Pray for your friends and family with whom you disagree and mend those fences. Apologize for getting too caught up in the campaigns and ask their forgiveness. I’m not saying you have to agree with them or compromise your values however. Elections will come and go, but friends and family are forever.

The healing begins with YOU. Embrace the differences we have. Love the world. There are so many ways to do it!!