So, as you may have guessed by the kind of posts on this blog, I was not one of those who voted for our new President-elect. And while I believe that our nation is in for a time of trouble, I was trying to find things or reasons to celebrate. Here is what I have so far. (Please feel free to leave a comment with your suggestions and/or a link to your own list!)
1) There will be no more political ads for at least 2 years, 4 if we are talking to the scale that they have been on for the last few weeks. The ads here have been so mean and so great a number that I had to keep the remote by me at all times so that I could mute them and save my sanity. I was so tired of people imitating candidates, accusing them of every sin in and out of the book and using what they think of as clever quips that I couldn't take listening to even one more. The scariest part is that I think I talked to my TV more in the last two weeks than I talked to my husband. And that was just to the ads!
2) Soon there will be less litter on the sides of the roads. No more signs begging for our votes, promising things no one care or even intends to deliver on. There is one sad note however; some poor souls will have to drive around for the next few years with a defeated candidate's name of the bumper of their car. But hey, at least they have some reason for cheer; there is proof that they didn't vote for the winner.
3) And my favorite reason of all; it doesn't matter who is President of our country or leader of any other nation in the world. Jesus is still on the throne where I'm headed. Granted, it doesn't make living here any easier but then again maybe that's the point. After these next four years, maybe heaven will be a more welcomed sight to us than ever before. And maybe, just maybe, we will be more excited about getting there soon. :D