The Year of the Unknown

By A. Campbell

In light of the election I am writing to remind you all of who we are.

Yes, we will be faced with many challenges over the next 4 years. We will feel anger, sadness, grief, frustration, and disappointment. I want you all to know that everything happens for a reason. This may not be the person we wanted as our president, but he is who we now have. We must learn to work with him and make the best of what we have. Fighting against each other will not make us stronger, it will break us down. If we fight against businesses and other beings this does not make us more powerful; this makes us weak.

I want you to think of a time when you felt truly happy. It could be anything, the day you met the love of you’re life, the day you won your first sportsĀ game, the day you graduated, a day you spent laughing with your family and friends. Now, I want you to take that feeling and hold on to it. Let that feeling of love, hope, trust, warmth and happiness fill you. Use those feelings to fight for what is right. Let it empower you to make a difference in someones life.

Don’t hide behind the fear of the unknown, use it to your advantage. Make the unknown into something great, every step you take will affect what the future brings. We need to work together to empower others and make change. This can be done in millions of ways, it can be as simple as buying someone a cup of coffee or having a friendly conversation to bigger things such as hosting trainings about human rights and equality and so much more. These actions we take in our own communities are so important to build a world and future we want for our children and our children’s children. Let’s stand together and make the world a better place through love and peace not war and violence.

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