Riley's been pondering this question...
What do we do now?
You know, now that the election is over? Who will be buying airtime now that commercial space is available? And who will be on the other end of the phone when it comes up "unknown caller" now that no one is calling to tell me about their Presidential candidates?
More importantly, are we all going to set down our swords now and be united for a common purpose?
Because to me, it doesn't matter if my candidate won or not.
*shock* *gasp* *horror*
I know, hard to believe, but I'm not going to say who I voted for or if I'm happy about the result. In all honesty, I'm writing this post before I know the election results. What I will say is that I'm going to support the President. Pray for the President. And pray for those who have his ear.
Because to me, people, what's done is done. Messes that have been made are made. Successes that have been achieved are achieved. I was just talking to a loved one recently about the fact that others in our lives make decisions that affect us, but all we can do is decide how we will react and carry on from there.
And the only way I know how to react is to live by example. If the government drops the ball on an issue, then we should pick up the ball if it's possible. If your neighbor needs help, help them. If someone feels they are being treated unfairly, listen to them and help if you can... help them understand their worth. Donate. Speak truth. Volunteer.
We have elected a new President, but that doesn't mean we're done. That just means the commercials are done. Now is the time to start. New mistakes will be made and new accomplishments will be written in the history books. But our decisions, our reactions are still in our hands. It has to start with us. And the possibilities are endless.