I don’t need to explain to anyone that we just had our biggest election. I also don’t need to express that there are a lot of happy people and also a great deal of angry and upset people. But there is one thing I feel compelled to shout out to the country, even the world – the concept of Forward.
You may have heard the phrase of a “forward thinker.” Some people live that, and others just know what it is but necessarily apply it. I am not here, writing this post, to express my own political feelings and beliefs, but I am here to plead everyone to look forward.
We cannot change the election results, whether we want to or not. The only thing we should do now is plan for tomorrow and the next day. I am flooded with posts about how things are wrong, or how people are upset with the results. If we continue to look at the past and gripe or complain, we are missing vital opportunities that are in the present moment available to us. I am not saying to forget the past, but instead, process it and plan for what can happen next.
The riots in the streets, the protesting, the Facebook posts, the angry emails about what has already happened will not change anything. Again, I am not telling you that I am pleased or displeased with the results – but I am thinking about what I can do to make my life, my families life and the life of those I interact with, better. No election can change that because that comes from me, not from the President.
It is wise to keep our emotions in check because a loose tongue can do much damage. And if WE want to impact those around us in a positive, constructive way, we cannot slander others and cause chaos in other people’s lives. We only bring shame and doubt to ourselves and to the people that looked up to us. By all means, believe in something, and live that belief. And with this election, we did that by voting and taking a stand, but now it is over we can instead continue our belief by living our lives in such a way that brings honor to our names.
Be bigger than the bitter, be stronger than you were before, and look at tomorrow instead of being harsh about the past.
These are my thoughts for today.