No April Fools

For a week or so I have puzzled over an April Fools post I could write today.

I’ve got nothing, and here’s why.

The subtext of every April Fool’s joke is this:

I am mocking you for trusting me.

Trust is one of the most valuable things we’ve got. I’m trying to build trust every day with family, friends, colleagues, my community. To risk that trust for the sake of the turning of a calendar page goes against everything I’m for.

In a recent video, author John Green said that the secret to a successful marriage was “mutual generosity.” That’s pretty much how I try to view all relationships. Mocking someone is generally not generous; mocking my readers is definitely not generous.

So while I enjoy a good satire, I’m trying very hard to never mock you.

Happy April Fools Day.