Among the most insignificant things that happened today, I had OT. We made the 2 hour trek, and I saw a new therapist. Nothing big.

While that was going on, our country was, literally, changing over the course of the morning. One family, loved by many, hated by some, was leaving the most famous house in America. Another family, hated by many, loved by some, was taking up residence in this same house.

As I saw bits and pieces of the coverage, I had mixed emotions. The presidency of the U.S.A. is about as close as we get to royalty here in America. I respected the process demonstrated today. I found the tradition beautiful, and it was interesting to see history unfold right before my eyes.

I was dismayed, however, at some of the actions and words of people I call brothers and sisters of this country. 

Agree or disagree with the choices made by the election process of this country, it is done. Spewing hate, insults, and threats will not change a thing.

We must go forward from here.

We must come together, across party lines, and work together to make this country the great place I know it can be; the country that nations used to look to as great.

If we stop the hate, move forward with positivity, and support of our neighbors, it will only produce a stronger, more unified front. We can be a country built on love and strength, instead of hatred and fractures lines.

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter which side of the fence you are on. It doesn’t matter what royalty figure has taken the powerful seat in the White House. Change, love, strength, positivity … even acting like the adults we are … it starts with us.

Be that love. Pay that love forward. Show the world we are still a united, great country.

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