These Tweets Will Make You Hopeful For The Future, Even After The 2016 Election
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
No, Seriously, Listen To Her
Know That You Are Loved
Be The Light Where There Is Darkness
Take Care Of Each Other
Hold The Line
We've Got This
When You Feel Ready, Take Action
Know What's Real
And Believe That The Future May Still Be As Bright As We Want It To Be
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.