Stop fighting and enjoy one another
A good friend of mine is a hunter. He eats what he shoots. I cannot harm God’s littlest creatures. I am a vegan. Yet, we are friends.
A neighbor joins me and my dog, Billy Bob, for long walks around our neighborhood. My neighbor is an NRA member and belongs to a shooting club. I have never held a gun and would like to see more gun control. Yet, we are friends.
My closest friend cast a vote for Donald Trump. True to my flaming liberal credentials, I voted for the Democrat. Mere politics cannot divide us. We are still friends.
These wonderfully unique people and I have more in common than not. We all love our families, two-legged or four. We read the same good books, enjoy getting our hands in the dirt, and rehash our favorite Netflix show, “Stranger Things.” No matter which political party holds office, we deeply love and want what is best for our country.
In the current polarized political climate, we all need a reminder that we cannot change minds by hitting each other over the head with a two-by-four. Hands down, Facebook and Twitter are definitely the two-by-fours of the 21st century.
Let us all commit to less time on social media and more face-to-face time with a friend, neighbor, or family member. Start a conversation. Make eye contact. Enjoy the smile thrown your way. Share a laugh. Embrace your commonalties and try to understand the other’s point of view. Agree to disagree. You will always find you have more in common than not.
Remain friends. God bless all Americans.
JIVLEEN KAUR SANDHU.