The outcome of the Presidential election has me feeling relieved and hopeful and reflecting on an earlier post in which I railed about the anger and divisiveness that has beset our country.
Though I hold strong opinions on politics and religion and women's rights and social issues and everything that seems to divide us, I've never understood why many people of differing opinions can't get along.
If my criteria for relationships was that I would only have friends who shared my beliefs, I would be very lonely indeed.
In the words of Thomas Jefferson:
"I never consider a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."
In fact, I am all the richer for having such friends as they often open my eyes to things I wouldn't otherwise see.