Don’t lose hope


I had a very different post written and scheduled for today, but in light of recent events, I needed to write and share this instead.

Dear America,

Don’t lose hope.

I know it might seem like your world has shattered, like everything you thought you knew has spiraled into a pit of uncertainty, and nothing makes sense anymore. But don’t lose hope. He will thrive on the fear, the anger, the apathy. Those emotional responses will make him stronger. But if you hold on to hope, your hope will trump hate. As Hillary, the rightful president, often said, America is great because America is good. Keep being good. Be kind to yourselves. Be kind to your neighbors. If 2016 has proven anything, it’s that life can be unfair and oh-so unpredictable. We’ve lost incredible people and important elections, but we won’t ever lose hope. Hope and love will always trump hate. We’ll get through this.

We’ve got your back.


Your Neighbours to the North


6 thoughts on “Don’t lose hope”

  1. Laurie says:

    That’s all we can do. I feel numb.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      I know. It’s crazy, it’s so very, very wrong, but it’s real. We’ll just take it a day at a time, like any other tragedy. *hugs*

  2. Carol says:

    Thank you, sweetheart. You know, if you wanted to open up a side business, maybe some sort of little inn catering to disenchanted Americans, you’d probably make a fortune. Can I book my room now, please?

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Hee! You’ve always got a place to stay here, A-M. *hugs tight*

  3. Diane Burton says:

    I saw this post as I came for WeWriWa. Very eloquent. Thanks for your hopes and encouragement. It’s been a disastrous week. Very difficult to wrap my head around how this happened. I’ll be up for a little R&R at your inn. 🙂

  4. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

    It’s my pleasure. I can imagine it’s been very tough to swallow. Plenty of room for all my friends here in Canuckland. 😉

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