I know many of you are reeling from the results of the election. Here is my advice for us all.
A letter to my children, my friends, my country, and my world,
Please don’t be afraid. No matter what you may believe as a result of being inundated with rhetoric during this very difficult election campaign we will wake up this morning and we will still have our family, our friends and our lives. This morning we will all get up (some might not get up too early after watching the results late into the night) and we will go on. We will live through this change and given a chance we will prosper. Please don’t give up hope.
I have lived long enough to know that one of the techniques used during any election to sway our opinions is fear. Unfortunately this particular election cycle seemed to be more based on negativity and it aroused more fears in more people because of it. I assure you all that whatever you believe based on this negativity, the election our new President Elect will not be the beginning of the end. This man was elected by people of every gender, race, religion, economic status, and age group. People saw in him the change they want to see in the way this country has been run or they saw in him what they could not see in her. I am hopeful it will be the beginning of a new chapter which will make our country stronger.
This morning I woke up and listened to President Elect Trump’s speech. He started out congratulating Secretary Clinton on her service and hard fought campaign. Then he said the following words… “Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division; have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people. It’s time. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me. . . . I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country.” He went on to speak of his plans and hopes for this country and ended with “and I love this country” He sounded very presidential.
He now has his four years to prove that he has the plan that will help all Americans. If he doesn’t we will let him know in the next election. Let’s move on from the negativity and celebrate that we still live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Sending out hugs to all of you.