I still believe that, despite the turmoil many experience as a result of the US elections, and however different we all are from one another, we have an opportunity here to save ourselves from destruction. We have an opportunity to call upon our higher selves to do the thing we oftentimes forget we have..listen to one another to understand our various perspectives and feelings, instead of making the other the opposition, or the enemy; listen to the issues that are concerning to everyone, and see what a constructive response could look like. Instead of feeling hopeless, let's be a participant for truth and justice, and find solutions; let's speak out, but let's not demonize and destroy our common humanity. The latter will be so detrimental for our immediate, but also long-term future. Let's not allow ourselves to be torn apart, but let's breathe, pick ourselves up, and look to what each one of us can do and say to "let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream" (Amos 5:24), while we heal ourselves and not be alienated from one another. That which is in front of us must stay in front of us, while we hold onto each other, facing it together, not apart.