13 Reasons To Be Thankful For Obama Right Now

Donald Trump winning the election on Tuesday, Nov. 8 was shocking, stressful, and pretty heartbreaking TBH. And the entire 2016 election season was stressful AF too: it was filled with negativity, insults, scandal, and perhaps an eye-opener that our country really is more divided than we may have previously thought. While you're certainly valid in crying over the election results, it's also important to remember there are ways to cope with this stress, treat yourself, and stand up for the issues that are important to you. You don't have to feel devastated over this. It's important to not lose all hope, and as Hillary Clinton said in her powerful concession speech on Wednesday, it's important to keep up the fight and know that it's worth it.

One way to regain the faith you may of lost last night? Reflecting on President Barack Obama's eight years in the White House and using it as inspiration to keep your head up. “To the young people who got into politics for the first time and may be disappointed by the results, I just want you to know, you have to stay encouraged," President Obama said in his speech on Wednesday, Nov. 9. "Don't get cynical, don't ever think you can't make a difference. As Secretary Clinton said this morning, fighting for what is right is worth it.”

With #ThankObamaIn4Words trending on Twitter, you'll be reminded of all his accomplishments. Here are 13 reasons to be grateful for President Obama right now, because he gave us change, diversity, and some pretty rad memes:

1. For Making History

2. For Including Us All

3. For Equality

4. For Being The Change We Needed

5. For Keeping It Classy

6. For Badass Memes

7. For Compassion

8. For Respecting Diversity

9. For Being Suave AF

10. For Caring

11. For Encouraging Love

12. For Protecting Women's Rights

13. For Michelle Obama

Now, that's an idea that should give you some hope.