The Day After the Election - Elisabeth Klein

I’m writing this on election night, with no idea who our future President will be. But I know this, regardless of the winner, a majority of people will not be hugely excited. This has been a difficult process for most of us.

So instead of waking up and stewing and believing our collective future is now dark, I have a few suggestions.

  • Make a list of at least ten things you are grateful for in your life. Because you know what? Our lives are gifts, no matter who the leader of our country is.
  • Pray for our future President, no matter what you think of him/her. Pray for wisdom, for unity, for protection.
  • Donate to an organization that is doing good in the world, like Samaritan’s Purse or the American Red Cross. Add to the beauty.
  • Fast from social media for twenty-four hours, more if you can stand it. Or, at the very least, refrain from making any comments whatsoever about the election results.
  • Join in on National Day of Niceness and spread kindness instead of hate.
  • Go for a walk, have a cup of tea, read a magazine, call a friend, do something…anything really…that is fun and light and not-so-serious.
  • Finally, remind yourself – over and over and over again if you have to – that God is in control and that God loves us completely.

It’s all going to be okay, sweet ones.

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. -John 1:5