Donald Trump is President. Now What? A Practical Pep-talk and Game Plan
Mood Music : Love is All Around (Mary Tyler Moore Theme Song) By- Sonny Curtis
I am a fire sign. There are some things I am just fiercely passionate about and then there’s other stuff I just don’t really care that it exists. It’s either one way or the other with me and this presidential election was one of the things.
I was burning up about. Like most Americans, I believed that this was one of the most important election years in the history of our nation and I was unwaveringly “With Her”.
Like the rest of America, I watched ALL night as the polls unfolded and when the results came in I went through all the stages of grief.
I went to bed in the wee hours of the morning feeling afraid for the future of our nation, worried about everyone I loved, utterly heartbroken, and for some reason lonely.
It was a hell of a night, but I woke with new resolve and a game plan I’d like to share with everyone else who is going through post-election syndrome
So the cool black guy is no longer president and the creepy orange dude is. What’s next?
What’s next is our everyday. We are still going to go to work and school, be brothers, mothers, fathers, sisters, and friends. This election might change somethings, but it will not change our everyday- at least for now.
If America survived the Bush Administration, we can survive anything.
You must realize the president doesn’t have as much pull as you would imagine. Obama still has bills sitting in congress that are unapproved. The only thing that we need to worry about with a Trump presidency is war. As Commander in Chief, Trump can make military decisions unchecked.
I feel however, if we came together as a nation and go to God in sincere prayer we can curve any attack.
Sure with Trump in office we might face issues with taxes, retirement, and health-care, but Donald Trump will not determine if we have great friends, a beautiful heart, and love in our lives.
Trump can’t change our memories, our thoughts, or our dreams. He is powerless to change you as a person- only you can do that.
Your life has never been in the hands of a president, its always been in the hands of your creator and it always will be.
Now with the air being clear on that, I think that we, as American people, we do have a few responsibilities that will make this transition as smooth as possible.
Here’s what your practical game plan should be.
Answer Your Calling
Your calling is that thing that burns you up on the inside. It’s the thing that you think about most and do the best without trying. Now is the time to stop being afraid and purse it.
Why? Because your calling is your voice – no matter if it is writing, helping others, or sweeping the floor, your calling will give you the outlet to use your voice to be heard and give you relief from some of the stress of everyday.
Pursue your calling fervently so that you won’t have regrets in the future, if indeed something critical happens in our nation.
I am not talking about going to college, I am talking about getting educated about politics.
I think a lot of people are uninformed about the political system and that’s why many voted Trump.
Utilize your Google search engine to learn the roles of the president, the senate, the house, the cabinet, secretary of state, and electoral college.
Be better informed so that in the next election you can make a more informed choice.
Not just for president, but stay informed on local voting options throughout the year for positions like mayor, circuit judge, and city council members.
Remember that what happens on a local scale is just as important as what happens on a national one, sometimes even more so.
Don’t Silence your Voice
The time is now to express your opinions in a peaceful way. Social media, blogging, petitions, peaceful protesting, and voting are awesome ways to express your opinions about what’s going on in our country.
Speak up, but always do it in a peaceful and in an informed matter. Research your topic, before you take a stance. People respect knowledge more than feelings.
Live your Life
This is not a time to be afraid, this is a time to accept change.
Let go of hard feeling and try to move forward. Live each day to the fullest without regrets. Don’t let this election stop you- life goes on.
I hope this post make you feel a little better about America and your personal futures.
Know that this is just a moment in history and not the entire book. President Obama gave some excellent advice in his speech this morning when he said,“Don’t be cynical,” this is for sure.
Don’t allow the hatred of others effect the joy inside of you. Love everyone equally, pray sincerely, live your life- tomorrow will take care of itself……
we’re going to make it after all.