In light of yesterday's election, and the hordes and hordes of criticisms, complaints, discouragement, despair and other negativities, I wrote this:
Look, this country needs a lot of things, and
no one man is capable of providing those things. Each of us must
contribute- wake up, tap into compassion, confidence, wonder, and an
open heart. Regardless of how you voted (or didn't) or how the results
make you feel, make the most important decision for this world: the one
that starts with yourself, your life, your speech, your actions. Know
that you have an impact on every single person you encounter. It really
does start with how two people treat one another, and ripples out from
I want to emphasize that there are plenty of people out here in the world who are actively trying to make this place better- not just for themselves, but for others. It's incredible that we can have this network of compassion and action. I want to send out words of encouragement- now most importantly. Let's stop lamenting, gloating, contending, dissenting, and drinking celebratory shots. The time is now. It's ripe. Let's wake up. It's your turn. Elect yourself.
In Gandhi's words, be the change you wish to see in the world.