I am so grateful for the right to vote. Even though I am saddened and disappointed this morning, I am very grateful for my country and my blessings, and I know all will be well.
I am also really disheartened for another reason. I had a lot of emotional investment in this election, like so many others. So, naturally, when the vote was counted and my guy lost, I was disappointed and frustrated. I posted something on facebook, a very general sentiment, obviously born of frustration. A sentiment, I might add, that many others also posted. Two sentences, nothing more. Nothing terrible. Nothing directed toward anybody personally. Just a frustration put in writing. To my surprise, I received several comments from people I consider friends. As did the majority, they voted for the other guy, which is their right. My surprise isn't that I received comments from them. Rather, it is the content of their comments that surprised me. Obviously well thought out, long comments, and seemingly calculated to make me feel small.
Congratulations "friends" - - you won and I feel small.