It’s been one week since quite possibly one of the saddest days in history. Okay, so maybe I’m a tad-bit late on this, (everyone and their mother is talking about it) but I think it’s safe to say that many of us are still feeling the post-election blues. I totally get it. You’re not the only one who thought you were starting to move on and then wept at last Saturday’s SNL opener. It’s tough. Especially for blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, LGBTQ, women, and so many other minorities.
So, to try and help us all get through these difficult times, I came up with a list of 10 things that you might need to hear right now:
- Your grief, your hope, and your heart – I see it all and so many others do, too.
- To my LGBTQ and minority friends, I am so sorry this country has let you down.
- Also to my LGBTQ and minority friends, I stand with you.
- Your feelings and your heart are safe with me.
- This country needs you.
- Trump can spew hatred and racism all he wants, but it’s unlikely he’ll accomplish everything he promised his supporters.
- Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re overreacting. You’re not.
- You are not alone. I know it’s no where near enough, but most American’s ARE with you and on your side.
- It will be difficult for awhile, but with every day, I believe this loss will bring forth some of the most courageous and badass women and men this country has ever had.
- And in the wise words of Hillary Rodham Clinton, “this loss hurt, but please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it.”
One more thing I’d like to share before I leave you on this (hopefully) uplifting note. If you’d like to write a thank you letter to Hillary Clinton, you can send them here:
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Post Office Box 5256
New York, NY 10185-5256
“It is well at every given moment to seek the limits of our lives. And once those limits are understood, to understand that limitations no longer exist. Earth could be fair. And you and I must be free. Not to save the world in a glorious crusade. Not to kill ourselves with a nameless gnawing pain. But to practice with all the skill of our being. The art of making possible.” – Nancy Scheibner