The election Tuesday leaves the door open for change, for awareness, for the voices that have decided to wake up and get active, to continue to be active, in their community, in their state, their schools, homes, wherever they can use their energy to help, to clean up, to donate, to volunteer, to participate, to [...]

The election Tuesday leaves the door open for change, for awareness, for the voices that have decided to wake up and get active, to continue to be active, in their community, in their state, their schools, homes, wherever they can use their energy to help, to clean up, to donate, to volunteer, to participate, to mentor, to offer jobs, to offer training, to accept responsibility, to change their ways, to communicate, to create youth with responsibility and voices, accountability and hard work ethics.

To admit our burdens and challenges are not equal, and work to find ways to empower and create opportunities for those willing to work hard to have the support needed. We have to realize sometimes that support comes in the form of immense understanding and willingness to have patience while another learns how to trust truly for the first time.

We have to understand sometimes we are the problems in society, even the uncomfortable parts we struggle admitting.

Our world isn't going to end Tuesday. But, if your are afraid that folks will call a revolution to overthrow this or that—-

“I am going to interrupt my essay here to say, please don't start declaring wars of what ifs. we have to still get up, get kids to school, our butts to work, have music to listen too, breakfast to eat, a day or night job to get too, a school concert to attend, a holiday to grip about or look forward too. We have parents getting their golden years and struggling to pay bills. We have students graduating to the same fears we had in the nineties, ” a degree and no well paying jobs” reality bites of 2016. We have reality checks of what quality of life is. All that world still goes on. So get up, say hello to your neighbor, apologize to your friend, hold a door open, drop a quarter in a cup, help a stranger, clean up your yard, throw trash away not on the ground, support the arts, support new businesses, expect your kids to keep public spaces clean because you do it yourself. Care about one another. Be willing to question and talk and be open to changes.  This is our world.”

So folks, enjoy your weekend. turn all the news off. just do it. Tell your kids to unplug. Teach caring this weekend. And time with friends and family. And home cooked meals or even cooking meals for strangers. Reconnect.

This is our hometown.

We create our world. And we all exist in it.

This election is one wake up call among many.

Get out, go vote, and after Tuesday, be considerate of one another. Emotions will be raw for a bit, people might be afraid for a bit, and kindness helps everyone.