For those who do not like the outcome of the election and who are now hurting – I reach out to you with love, compassion, and understanding. For anyone else, please do not put any hateful, negative, or critical comments here.
For those disturbed by the election results, I understand that this is not about politics or about who “won” or “lost” – this is about the loss of hope in protecting the rights of so many of us – women, minorities, LGBT, Muslims, elderly, poor, blacks, Hispanics, veterans, and so many others. And also important issues such as marriage equality, minimum wage increases, social security, Medicare, the environment, animal welfare, and so many others. So many people are understandably terrified now for their own safety and well-being. The election result is a powerful and horrifying loss.
So many of us feel shocked, stunned, lost, and angry. And we have every right to our feelings. In addition to not liking the results of the election, I believe that we are going through a grieving process. Allow yourself to grieve and go through the stages of shock, disbelief, anger, and depression. It is normal and healthy to feel these emotions.
And then when ready, allow yourself to heal. Allow yourself to again become strong and powerful. Any setback or bump in the road, no matter how difficult or painful, does not mean the end. Let this fuel your desire to work toward making this a better world. Please continue to stand up for what you believe in. Fight for greater human rights. Reach out and help others with support, kindness, and love. Do not give up on your dreams. Keep moving forward. Even if it takes us longer to get there than expected, we will get there.
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And in the meantime, we cannot change the result of the election. So there needs to be acceptance. I hope that when our new President takes office, he will be kinder and more rational than we expect. We need him to reach out to ALL of us – and I trust that there are checks and balances in place so that he cannot be a dictator and do anything he wants. So we need to at least give him a chance. And also know that it is temporary.
And for now, allow yourself to grieve – it’s okay to be upset, to freak out, to be shocked, horrified, depressed, or angry. Honor your feelings. And know that you are not alone.
And we will survive. Continue standing up for what you believe in, go for your dreams, and fight to reach your goals. You are still powerful and can do much to help improve our world. Be proud of who you are and what you believe in. Be respectful and kind to everyone around you. Stand up for people and help wherever needed. And know that each small act of kindness helps to change the world.
Even if it takes a while, love will win over hate.
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