Inaugural Thoughts

As we enter this inauguration day it is hard for many of us to find hope. I know that some of my friends and family are supporters of the new president, but I have seen nothing from him or any of his appointees that gives me hope that anyone in Washington cares about the average American. So, what do we do? If you can’t find hope in the new administration, find hope elsewhere.

Find hope in the fact that people, in general, are good and will step up if there is a need. Find hope in the fact that there are some good people in Washington, on both sides of the aisle, who will not sit quietly while disastrous legislation is passed. Find hope in each other. Find hope in your children and in how you are teaching them to grow as people. Find hope in the churches that are welcoming to everyone. We have been through bad times as a country and we have survived, not because of the people in power, but because of the people as a whole.

Also, be the reason people have hope in the future. Stand up for those who are marginalized and bullied. Speak out against hate. Volunteer, march, call your congress person, write letters, run for office. Be kind, even to those who have different views. Love one another.


3 thoughts on “Inaugural Thoughts

  1. Remedial Stitcher January 20, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    Good thoughts. I’m having a very hard time finding hope. I hope I’ll discover some by marching tomorrow.


  2. Gabe Burkhardt January 21, 2017 / 10:47 am

    Just found your blog. Really appreciate your sentiments. I’m trying to shake this “top-of-the-roller-coaster” feeling, but I know we’re in for a bumpy ride.

    I recognize my duty to remain an informed AND active participant in politics (despite the nasty taste it leaves in my mouth) and you’ve helped me to see that I can use my voice (blog voice I guess) to join the conversation.


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    • theycallmetater January 21, 2017 / 3:46 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the post. I also feel like we are in for a bumpy ride, but I’ve never had much hope in politicians.

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