why I am silent
Everyone’s expected to say something. My clients and friends keep asking me why I am silent.
We have a new president, so everyone should have a reaction right?
I don’t know. I’ve felt pretty speechless today. Pretty resigned. In mourning. Deeply disappointed in us as an American people for appointing this man who so openly represented polarizing hatred into office.
But at the same time, while there is space for my emotion, there’s also an unwillingness to spend much time spinning my wheels on what I believe SHOULD have happened.
I typically tend to avoid discussing politics and religion as they both tend to be subjects that polarize people. I like to bring people together. In love. In life. In sisterhood & brotherhood.
To have reverence for one another no matter how different we may think or feel about any given topic. I honestly just love people.
I value harmony yet I also value the ability to think and feel and speak freely in this gorgeous country we get the honor and pleasure of being a part of.
No doubt I am sad. I am disappointed. I truly feel that if Hillary were a man she would have won. So I am sad not only that we did not get to see human progress in a way that would change the world for all our mothers and daughters, but I am also sad that she was beat by someone so grossly under-qualified for the job.
Sad that he used hate to appeal to the American people and somehow that resonated enough to get him elected. I feel in shock that we as a people would elect this man, and so therefore I am also in deep mourning about what I believed the American people to be.
But the truth is the truth is the truth is the truth.
And be it far from me to spend time anywhere but.
So I will have respect for our new president whether he deserves it or not. Not because of who he is, but because of who I am.
I am a person who chooses to act right for the reasons that are right. For the solidarity of our nation.
So while I understand the sentiment of everyone sharing their deep mourning through frustration and criticism, I feel this is a waste of our God given breath.
We have a new president, and at this point I can only surrender to what is.
I hope and pray that he will be a great leader regardless of the way he campaigned. I pray that he steps up, matures, and takes this position seriously.
I am now in his corner (at least for the next 4 years), because I am in America’s corner, and I can only hope and pray that he will do the best possible job he can.
I also mourn deeply for Hillary. My God if I were her I would be crushed to lose to such a sorry excuse for a man. Truly I cannot imagine what she is going through. But I honor her for going farther than any other woman has gone in the political arena.
She is a pioneer and a trailblazer and I have much respect for how far she took us as a people in this election. We may have lost this battle but we have not lost the war.
I pray for Trump, and our nation, and I pray that we can all ditch the polarization, get clear on where we are, and figure out what you want to do about it.
Either way I love you and I do believe that while we may not understand why things are the way they are…that it’s always for our highest good.
In God we trust, God bless America. Rebel Shereenie out.