Quite a bit has changed since we last connected (pre-election). I’ve heard lots of rationale, conspiracy theories, soothing words and even yoga chants to help make sense of this election and unify the American people. Don’t worry, everything is going to be ok, really.
I hope you are either thrilled with the outcome or moving toward acceptance in this post-election world. There is one theory that truly helped me get to acceptance and even positivity looking to the future. The theory is that the election of Donald Trump to President of the United States is a miracle. Wait, WHAT? Yes, this idea was passed on by a Rabbi so give it a chance and bear with me.
Several months ago it seemed utterly impossible for Mr. Trump to beat the other 16 republican presidential candidates. A few weeks ago, it seemed utterly impossible for Mr. Trump to beat Hillary Clinton, but it happened. How? The polls said it wouldn’t, the pundits said it wouldn’t, your neighbors said it wouldn’t, but it did. It must have been a miracle. Now remember, miracles aren’t always good. Remember the Biblical flood? Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot’s wife. Those were pretty terrible miracles. Yet they all happened for a reason. (By the way the Egyptians didn’t like the parting of the Red Sea or the ten plagues very much either.) So if you’re willing to take this leap and believe this election was some kind of miracle then we can find solace in the fact that it happened for a reason.
Maybe Mr. Trump will eliminate ISIS or at least neuter them, maybe you will get a tax cut, and maybe more jobs will be created on American soil. I have no idea the true reason yet, and it’s taken a lot of faith to be excited about what he will do…but I’m nearly there. You don’t have to like or respect our president for him to have a positive impact on our country.
Albert Einstein once said, “There are two ways to look at the world. As though everything is a miracle, or as though nothing is a miracle.” You get to choose.
This week, I wish you acceptance, faith and the knowledge that miracles still happen.