So, today we may or may not wake up to a presidential decision but whatever and whenever the outcome, the country has some healing to do. This image of the tattered flag seems representative of where we are — with lots of repairs needed to the fabric of our nation.
I won’t hide that I am passionate about who leads us in this next phase – not just the president but all the way “down the ballot” as they say — but regardless of who is ultimately declared the winner, we all need to own up to the role we can individually play in moving forward.
As the candidates have been telling us for months, we’re at an inflection point in our country. Let’s commit to civility and conversation instead of taunts and threats. Let’s work to bring back an element of bipartisanship. Let’s return the focus to the common good instead of “our” good.
I just spent the last two days helping to count 30,000+ absentee ballots. A person with a “red” nametag was paired with a “blue” nametag at each table to do the work. While we were obviously rooting for different outcomes, the work was collegial and the chatting cordial. Let’s start there.