So here we are a couple months after our Inauguration and it seems that the world is in an uproar. One thing I have found with this election is that it has single-handedly, maybe second handedly, caused the most division, bitterness, anger, and racist, statements I have ever seen and it grieves my heart to see this. No matter how we as people feel about the president of the United States of America, he is indeed our president for the next four years. What’s bigger than that is that we have to understand that there’s more healing that needs to take place than any other emotion we could display. As people, we realize that we’re hurting for several different reasons.
Some of us feel misled; some of us feel angry; some of us feel like there is no hope; some of us feel frustrated and then some of us have feelings that we can’t describe, but in the mist of that, there’s still so much hope left that I think we need to look at. I understand that this is the opportunity and the time for you to show who you really are. This will be the time where you will have to show more love than hate. You will have to educate yourselves in a way that you may not have ever had to before. This is the time where you’re going to have to be a leader in the nation for your family, friends, and maybe America. This is the time where you’re going to have to decide what’s important to you and how you’re going to make an impact in your community and everyday lives. You see this isn’t the time for us to divided to the point where we can’t see clear. That’s what the media wants us to do. The media wants us to be divided, angry and pointing fingers. Ultimately the media is doing its job. However, this is the time where you can stand up. This is the time where you get to show what inside of you, and that’s what I encourage you to do. I encourage you to show strength that derives from inside of you.
I encourage you to be bigger, wiser, and smarter. I encourage you to be brave and to live your life and make this the best four years possible. I encourage you to show your diversity, love, and faith. Don’t spend your time and energy being concerned about a permanent decision because ultimately there’s nothing you can do to change that. What you can do is prepare yourself for the next time around. Prepare yourself to be the change you desire. In times like this, be the inspiration you want to be and focus your energy, so you can stay ahead of the game. Educate yourself, but have compassion to open your eyes and see America for what it is. Remember it’s not a bad country. It’s just a country that’s in need of some more help.
Your Biggest Fan,
*Kyla D. Pruitt Ph.D., ABD, CLC *