“Dear friends…Over the last six months or so, I have unfollowed a number of people because of their extreme views in support of either side of the election. I have done so with the clear intention to not expose myself to any more anger and vitriol than already existed. Now, as I start following my friends again, I am hoping that we will all be able to get back to posting positive, loving, funny things on our FB pages. Politics is not about just a single person or a single election. Politics is about respecting others, even when we disagree with them. It is about honoring all people as potentially good. It is about continuing to do what we think is right, even when there are no debates or ads or political posturing trying to sway us. Every day we vote for the kind of world we want to live in. We do so by the way we speak to others, by the way we listen to others, and by the way we act around others. I want my life to be about creating a space for good things to happen. I want to continue creating a space for everyone around me to be the best that they can be, as I try to do the same. Our country has survived wars, assassinations, a depression, terrorist attacks and many other unpleasant events, but we are still here. Please please PLEASE, as this election cycle ends, practice kindness, forgiveness and respect….and love. Don’t forget about love…..”