Deciding What You Won’t Do

So far this year has not been easy, but by the grace of God I am forging through. How about you? I know that this is the season to line up with the will of God and His plan for our lives. As the lady that I am living with says, “it’s time to get a grip”!

When this year came in, I realized that there are some things I am no longer willing to do and it has to do with communication. The internet, texting, Facebook and Twitter has in some ways crippled people in their ability to communicate.

Here is what I’m not going to do: If we have been friends for a while and have a relationship where we talk on the phone, I am not going to start texting you as our form of communication. If we are phone friends that is how we will remain. To me texting as a substitute for real communication is unacceptable. It’s hard enough to understand folks when you are talking.

Now if we have never met and we text or email, that is okay as long as it’s two-sided communication. If it’s one-sided, let me just say goodbye now, lol. But I really don’t have any friends like that. But I do communicate with a couple of women on Facebook and via text message and that is okay. If we are to meet in the future we will and if not, that is okay too.

But if I have had any interaction with you online and you believe that our relationship should go to the next level the only way that is going to happen is if we move past online to the phone. It seems to be the natural progression. That means, I must have your number and you must have mine and someone has to pick up the phone and we have to have a conversation. But if there is no desire for that, it’s okay. People can’t be forced to do what they don’t want to do.

What I am not going to do is get any closer to anyone online. It’s just not going to happen. To me it’s really quite simple. Pick up the phone. I’m easy to talk to on the phone and we can shoot the breeze and have fun. No matter what you may think of me, you will never really know until we really get to know each other.

You may wonder where this blog post is coming from. It is partly in response to my brother who I talk to daily, texting me something he should have said in a CONVERSATION. I’m not going to tolerate this anymore. I simply responded to the text and told him that I would not be responding via text. I told him we needed to have a conversation.

This is what I have decided to do. Make sense to anyone?

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