We need friends and foes alike

My grandma was a Daughter of the American Revolution. Her family didn’t own slaves, they freed slaves. She taught in a one room WI schoolhouse, survived WWI, Depression and WWII. She abhorred complaining. She said, If you can’t find something good to say, don’t say anything at all. Sage advice. It means, ask for spiritual guidance frequently.

To those unfortunate enough to still be desperately attacking the President because they’re still upset over Hillary’s well-deserved loss, I offer the following:

1.) We’re never upset for the reason we think; so, we should reflect upon our anger.

2.) Many millions voted for Trump to save the Supreme Court. That’s done. The rest was a gamble. Trump may be a hero on a mission to redeem himself and help us all. We’ll see.

3.) The smart and stable folks will make the best of the rest; i.e., think positively. As the WWII morale-building song goes: You’ve got to Accentuate the positive, Eliminate the negative; Hang on to the affirmative, and Don’t mess with Mr. In-between.

My grandma also said, Everything we do matters. So, I urge everyone to accept the election with grace and move on. It’s the right and healthy thing to do. Trump is a big city counter-puncher who gives what he gets; he’s no Gandhi. But he’s no monster, either. We must remember that incivility (from any source) diminishes us all. We need to dial it down. We’ll need all hands on deck, friend and foe alike, to survive the coming storm.

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