On a day when many Americans are feeling down, leave it to Shonda Rhimes to post an eloquent Hilary Clinton tweet and lift the world up in the process. Earlier today, Clinton took to her own Twitter to explain why she chose to attend President Trump's inauguration. Clinton wrote, "I'm here today to honor our democracy & its enduring values. I will never stop believing in our country & its future." There was so much grace packed into Clinton's words, Rhimes decided to honor the former Secretary of State with words of thanks for her continued service to the United States.
"Maturity, grace and oh boy, is she going high when they went low," Rhimes tweeted. Both Rhimes' support of Clinton and Clinton's presence at the inauguration serve as reminders no matter who won the election, when women stand with women amazing things happen. Rhimes' tweet is the small shot of positivity the world needs right now.
Clinton has devoted her life to serving the people as a lawyer, a Senator, the First Lady, Secretary of State, and a tireless advocate for human rights. She did not win the presidency, but her contributions to the United States are invaluable, and her continued commitment to democracy is inspiring. Knowing she touched the life of Rhimes, another powerful woman who creates equally powerful female characters on TV in Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder, is enough to warm even the most broken heart.
Maturity, grace and oh boy, is she going high when they went low. https://t.co/kyqsVPlb22— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) January 20, 2017
Instead of focusing on the negative, Rhimes shined a spotlight on the positive — Clinton is still putting her country first. Meanwhile, it is always nice to remember you live in a world where Shondaland exists. Rhimes' gift for writing complex female characters means she has an outlet to continue creating change in the world through her powerful storytelling techniques.
As long as the world has women like Rhimes and Clinton leading the charge for equality, breaking down barriers, and acknowledging the strength and courage of other women, it is much easier to believe everything will be OK. The highest office in the land is important, no doubt, but so are the contributions of each individual.
Rhimes' shoutout to Clinton for going to the inauguration with her head held high is an amazing gift. These two stand up women deserve all of your respect. Let their example lead you through these next four years: When given the choice, always go high and build up the women you admire. If the world is ever going to be a better place, then that is the best place to start.