It’s funny – well, not really funny I guess – but before the election, I couldn’t wait for it to be over. Now that it’s over, I want this part to be done too. Is it me or are people crazy in the head at this point and time? I get that Trump is hated and Hilary was looked at as the great new hope for women and America, but really? Burning flags? Protesting the result of America’s right to vote? Moving to Canada? Seriously, people.
Perhaps I’m not political enough to be so involved I want to write horrible and hateful things on Facebook. Perhaps I see a big picture that feels like most people have lost sight of. Perhaps I just want a life that is about more than focusing all my energy on people who don’t deserve it.
Here is what the focus should be for all Americans. Kindness. Love. Acceptance. Understanding. Patience. GRATITUDE.
If we all did our part, and allow the government do their part, life would be different. In years past, we would see many people posting on Facebook the November Gratitude Challenge. Sure, it got redundant, but it’s way better than what’s out there now. I’m taking a break, and giving my attention to what needs it most: My writing… books… and kindness.
So to answer the question ‘What do we tell our kids?’ Tell them America voted, and someone had to win. Yes, he was hated, but she was too. We live in America where we have the privilege to vote.
Tell them to treat others with respect.
Tell them it’s okay to have opinions, but it’s not okay to use them to hurt others.
Tell them to win graciously and to lose with grace.
Tell them to be kind to everyone they meet.
I hope this helps someone. I know I feel a little better writing it…
Have a Happy Thursday Peeps!