I know the title is a bit out there for my post today but I thought it was appropriate. Today’s topic is when our best efforts to love others as we would like to be loved fails. I just spent a few hours today unfriending people I love so we can stay friends outside of FaceBook and even removing photos of the family who are not on FaceBook to keep them happy with me. It is hard to please everyone and it seems that when we fail at protecting others feelings we often fail big and across the board. I was shocked at how many people had issues with me that made them unhappy. In my best efforts, I simply can not seem to please most of the people who I care for deeply.
I think it is the same for most of us. We all feel obligated to keep the peace and sometimes our best efforts fail. Let me say that it is okay to unfriend people for their own good and yours and even okay to ask them to step out of your family photos if they are not wishing to be shared with others in your mutual family or even mutual friends. If they love you as much as you love them they will understand you are doing your part to help keep everyone happy.
I just posted on my FaceBook a link about the beauty pageant child who is now in a custody case. I know my views on such things would hurt the feelings of a few of the other friends and family so I tried to make it clear that I didn’t mean to hurt any feelings but wanted to express mine. This is a no-no posting with a forgive me attached. Will it work to placate others feelings? Only time will tell.
All I can say for myself is I never fail to fudge!