January 20, 2017 | US Inauguration Day
Watching the presidential inauguration was a little surreal today. It made me feel less of a boring stay-at-home mom and more of an empowered strong mother of two beautiful humans. I will not say who I voted for, however, I will admit that I did not care for either candidate and was honestly a bit disappointed they were our two choices at the end. Melancholy came over me as I watched President Obama leaving in the helicopter.
The heaviness that I felt while watching Trump become President of the United States was partly due to our divided country over this election. The DC protestors acting violent in their own streets and toward the law force are just reiterating the negatives they feel about President Trump. I am impressed by the Austin protestors who were peaceful and give them praise. If you like him or not, President Trump stated that we should “speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly but always pursue solidarity.” He is our president rather we like it or not so we need to find our voices yet keep our manners.
We are given freedom of speech but we are not given freedom to attack each other, physically or verbally. When something is personal the only way to take it is personal, however, we must learn to separate ourselves from personal attacks and truly see the reason of the attacker, showing them kindness and understanding. This world, our nation, is full of different kinds of people, young, middle and old; rich, middle and poor. We all have our daily demons and truly need to be the light in someone’s dark day rather than just creating more darkness.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Ghandi