Here is something I posted on FB:
I see many friends and family members posting on FB, distraught over this election’s results. And it is disheartening that so many think Trump and his supporters as such vile and reprehensible people.
I have never seen politics as 'my team' or 'my side' winning. For me it has always been about who appears to be the best person to lead the country at that time. I have felt bad when a candidate I supported lost, but I always knew we would survive what was to come... the country would move forward, its course would adjust.
THIS VERY PROCESS is why America has stood for two and a half centuries... it ALWAYS auto corrects... it ALWAYS moves in the direction that is best for the people, eventually. What everyone needs to keep in mind, is that MOST people are good, decent, caring human beings. MOST people want what is best for not just themselves, their families, but for all people.
WE make this a great nation, WE have the opportunity to get involved, to change the course of our country... and we have done so many times before.
Trump is NOT the end of the world, he is NOT the end of America as we know it, he is NOT going to lead us into WWIII, he is NOT going to make Abortion illegal throughout the nation, he is NOT going to be the evil vile loathsome ruler our sad, biased, mis-informing media has led you to believe.
I have tried to use words to express this to some of you, unfortunately all words are subject to interpretation, and sometimes efforts to console can be misconstrued. Believe me, I get no satisfaction or joy out of people I know and care about believing the worst about their newly elected President or feeling such remorse over this elections results.
I would like to end this on an inspiring note, so I will leave it to the words of one of our most enlightened Presidents of the 20th century:
Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us. Let both sides, formulate serious and precise proposals. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it -- and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go