Connecting Point: February 12, 2017

It can be very tempting to share what’s on your mind in the moment. Whether it’s with a friend over coffee, or for the whole world to see on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or even in a text, we want our audience to know what we are thinking right now. However, often times we don’t stop and think about the other side.

A great example of this is the flurry of personal opinions I see being shared on social media about how someone feels about the current political climate. While everyone has the right to share their opinion, sometimes the wording is such that it alienates someone we care about. I’m sure you have read things or heard things said by people in your network that rub you the wrong way; that make you feel uncomfortable, or even angry. I know that I don’t want to be one of those people who posts something that makes someone else feel that way.

So let’s think about our posts and instead of sharing an opinion about a topic that could potentially upset someone; let’s post inspiration. Let’s post and share messages of faith, hope, and love.

I think that we need those posts more than ever now.