Fact: The candidate I was most afraid of won. Can’t change it.
Reality: My kids are healthy, we live in a warm, solid home, my marriage is still kicking along. I’m feeling more grateful today than I was on Monday when I thought the candidate I had more confidence in would win.
How could that be? I’m not sure, but I hope it continues because I’d like to spend more time feeling grateful than frightened or angry.
I’m grateful the rest of the world (mostly) seems to be feeling my electoral pain. I’m grateful to the current leaders in power who are putting the good of the country first and already working to keep things stable and steady.
I’m not saying I wouldn’t prefer the election had gone a different way. Yes, I’m still damn scared and railing against all that might be coming. I’m just saying I’m doing my best to focus on the positive. It’s not actually that difficult, thank heaven. And it’s better than constantly feeling like the only thing that will soothe me is to down a pint of chocolate peanut butter ice cream.