Post-Election Thoughts

I posted this on Facebook, but wanted to share it, as well. I wrote it before the news that Donald Trump won Pennsylvania, meaning that there was still a very slight chance that Clinton could've reached 270. Obviously that wasn't possible, but my sentiment still holds true.
I've lost a lot of respect for people tonight as I've seen cruel barbs tossed back and forth over politics. I railed against those who denigrated President Bush (43) when many were the same people who were upset about similar treatment of President Clinton. Seeing that partisan hypocrisy (and seeing it in reverse since then) encouraged me to commit to respecting the Office of the Presidency, even if I didn't respect the person who held the Office. 
To me, that means choosing language that is dignified when discussing the Office and the person who holds it, being kind in the way I explain something about the President to young people, choosing love over hate in every circumstance as it relates to the President. Speaking in love doesn't mean choosing not to speak truth; no matter which way things end up tonight, it appears the next four years will be a lesson in doing so with deference. #IChooseRespect

Please choose to speak with love. Please choose to make a difference. Please choose to be the America you wish to leave your children.

Lindsay

Lindsay Sweeting was in the world of Marketing and Publicity in her previous life. These days you're more likely to see her running after her toddler than running a meeting, but she does her best to find time to create new recipes, come up with fun activities for her daughter, and write about the craziness that is life in the Sweeting house.

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