Yesterday, we had no idea that today would be our reality. We honestly did not predict this outcome, but this is it. At Girl In Gamba, we believe keeping everything upbeat and lighthearted. Originally, we were going to do a post about studying abroad, but we felt that it would be a disservice to not write about what it was like the day after election 2016. In keeping with the lighthearted and optimistic theme, we will only be talking about the good things we saw the day after election 2016. Also, if you’re looking for really good things to do during this time, we recommend this post over at The Lala.
Friends Stood Together and Comforted One Another
This is by far the biggest thing we saw the day after election 2016. So many friends and family members stood together and comforted each other. We saw friends who offered free hugs, friends who gave encouraging words, and friends who shared just how sorry they were. It was so nice to see that the people we have surrounded ourselves have supported true freedom. It was nice to see who our true friends are as our Facebook and Twitter feeds became saturated with such loving and encouraging quotes and words. We received many text messages from friends, and we too sent out our loving support. Many people echoed the same idea, which is this: We must stand up and fight. We cannot give up.
“I believe we are stronger together, and we will go forward together. And you should never, ever regret fighting for that”. –Hillary Clinton
The encouraging words we saw the day after election 2016 was truly one of the greatest things, and we are entirely thankful for great friends. Also, we found out from one of our friends that the next president can’t overturn previous Supreme Court decisions.
We Got Minorities In Office
Umm minorities in the Senate and Congress? That’s awesome. The day after election 2016 gave us the hope we needed, and America gave us some minorities in the Senate and Congress. This includes Nevada’s Catherine Cortez Masto, Tammy Duckworth, Kamala Harris, Pramila Jayapal, Ilhan Omar, and Kate Brown, who is an openly LGBT elected for Governer (Glamour). That’s pretty awesome and is a sign of hope. We know there are more women, but these are just some of the names we saw on Twitter and Facebook.
The Memes That Came Out The Day After Election 2016
Here’s the lighthearted, but also a painfully sad part. The memes. The day after election 2016 we saw many many memes. You’ve probably heard that The Simpsons predicted the election results in 2000. We had people making rap videos, Orange is the New Black references and many more memes that had us laughing and crying.
Despite everything, we hope that you, you who are reading this, won’t give up. We really couldn’t predict this, and we don’t think anybody we know could have predicted this either. We have to do good in a time of a bad situation, which is why we’re not going to be pessimistic. The day after election 2016 was a time for grieving, now it is a time to act.
Feeling like there’s too much hate right now? Here’s a good post on what you can do instead! Remember to keep positive during this time!
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