These Tweets Will Make You Hopeful For The Future, Even After The 2016 Election

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin(2ndR) along with staff wait before US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives to make a concession speech after being defeated by Republican president-elect Donald Trump in New York on November 9, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Regardless of your political leanings and your candidate of choice, it's safe to say that many of us are worried about our future. While we can always keep working and remain hopeful, it's fair to experience some real fear, doubt, and anxiety about what changes might be happening in our country soon. But these tweets might make you hopeful for the future — even after the results of the 2016 election. Because no matter what, the sun rises tomorrow, and there is always room to make change and improvements. The journey isn't always easy, but it's always possible.

We all practice self-care in different ways, and for some of us, just knowing that those we look up to and admire are thinking positively and have a plan for the future can make a huge difference. After all, we all require love, care, and community from those around us, so even if a message only appears on social media, it can definitely give us a boost of inspiration and support. Whether your idols tend to be political or not, it can make a huge difference to know that they are on your side and share your values, especially if you are feeling isolated because of your beliefs or identity. 

While certainly not exhaustive, here are some of hopeful reactions from this election that stood out to me the most.

Listen To Your Mother

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/Lin_Manuel/status/796364387355394049]

No, Seriously, Listen To Her

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/rgay/status/796387074031190017]

Know That You Are Loved

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/796213124869328897]

Be The Light Where There Is Darkness

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/shondarhimes/status/796388533921398784]

Take Care Of Each Other

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/deray/status/796362338119061504]

Hold The Line

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/796252371739430913]

We've Got This

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/mistyonpointe/status/796329751673769985]

When You Feel Ready, Take Action

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/katyperry/status/796265040613675008]

Know What's Real

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/kerrywashington/status/796359916688523264]

And Believe That The Future May Still Be As Bright As We Want It To Be

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/796394920051441664]

No matter who you voted for, it's valid to feel confused, overwhelmed, and frankly, afraid right now. Even if your candidate of choice won the election, it can still feel terrifying when it feels like the country is divided, especially if that split is happening in your friends, family, or community. If your candidate of choice didn't win, it's also OK to feel frightened and silenced, especially if your identity feels attacked or minimized. 

Just remember: You have value, and you can find a space and community that love and support you. Take care of yourself and each other, and remind yourself that it's OK to step back from the news if you need time to recoup. No matter what happens in the world, we always have the option of moving forward, and we can always find hope, even in the worst of situations. 


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