All you need is love, we’re told.
With the outcome of yesterday’s election, I’m seeing a range of emotions from my friends.
Some are thrilled with the result; others are fearful.
Eight years ago, I was afraid of what an Obama presidency held for the country. In my adult life, I had never had a president who’s policies I opposed as much as Obama. Now, with Obama’s presidency drawing to a close, America has withstood his time in office, just as it will withstand a Trump presidency.
I’m not here to tell you that everything will be alright; hell, I didn’t vote for either major party candidate.
I’m here to say that as a fellow human, I love you. I may disagree with you, but I will love you.
It does scare me that some people will be emboldened to act like the assholes they are, but when they do, I will stand up for you.
We don’t have to agree on everything to get along with each other. Stop, listen to one another, and learn from those around you.
It is not the President’s job to micromanage the country; the President is to set policy with the approval of Congress and enforce it.
It’s our job to care for each other, to be kind to each other, to love each other.