Last night as I saw the inevitable outcome come into fruition as the map of the United States began to turn bright red, my heart sank.
Many unsettling feelings mustered in my stomach as anxiety took over and I began to realize an orange man not a woman would be our Commander-in-Chief. And as I began to think of all the wrong in America — the hatred, sexism, bigotry, ugliness (I could go one) — I also found something beautifully right.
Scrolling on my Instagram feed I found an image of the First couple and in that very second, I felt a huge sigh of relief and even a smirk of happiness. Because while the next four years may get ugly that picture reminded me that the past eight years have been beautiful. And the beauty didn’t begin with the love President Obama showed to Americans through his hard work but the love he showed his family. Especially his wife, who equally returned it to him and their two daughters.
So in the midst of everyone’s pain, take a moment to check out 45 (yes, because Trump’s the 45th President) loving images of The Obamas to get you through the day.
I promise it’ll change your mood.