“If you voted for Trump, don’t unfriend me on Facebook. I don’t want that.”
“Message me instead. Come over instead.”
“I will cook. I will clean. I’ll even help you do your laundry. We will talk. We’ll laugh.”
“You can relax here. You are safe here. You won’t be judged. You can be you.”
Yesterday, on his nationally syndicated show, I heard Sean Hannity mocking Democrats and others who are anxious about the Trump presidency.
Many, in our country and abroad, are frightened, uncertain, grieving and struggling to find hope.
This is not a time for triumphalism. It’s a time for empathy and understanding.
It’s a time for calming rather than inflaming, which is why President Obama has actually become President-elect Trump’s most vocal advocate. He is calming the anxieties of our allies in Europe.
He is defining, by his example, the very thing that makes America the most unique country on earth.
So, if you are one who is terrified of what lies ahead, watch our current President and the grace with which he is handling his final days.
Oh, and read THIS.
“Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” ~ Leonard Cohen