After the Inauguration

This historical inauguration will topple the history books for sure.  No election has stirred such controversy and hatred in our society. We went from a society that respected your political beliefs, just as your religious beliefs, to a society where people are afraid to state their opinion for fear of violence and even fear of losing friendships. In the end, is this really worth it?!

When you live your life to the fullest, you are not concerned about the everyday workings of our government. Yes, you are interested in impending tax hikes, military situations, and the future of social security.  Those issues affect all of us. Do we honestly believe that protesting and belittling others with opposite opinions is a way to achieve our common goals? Our common goals are peace, safety and feeling confident when we are ready to settle into retirement that we have made proper, educated choices.

We cannot go on social media to “catch up” with people around us without being bombarded by constant political talk and bashing of those with opposite opinions.  I want to instead catch up with my high school friend’s new grandchild, or a special birthday party of a distant cousin and not hear opinions ad nauseum about Trump and the opposing Democrats.  How about I don’t care.  I was brought up to respect authority, a world long gone.  He is our President and will be for the next four years.  Instead of continuing on and on every single day, sit back and see what happens.  Campaign promises are given to be broken and have been by every single president.  So lets see what happens.  In the meantime, give your child a hug, read that book on your table, go back to lunches where we talk about the latest show, and most of all take your life back.    That is what I plan to do…..

Don’t you want your life back to before this election?

Elaine Gallagher


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I am an elementary educator for over 24 years in grades K through 5. I have been freelance writing for a few years and hope to write a children's book as well as complete my first novel. Thank you for visiting my blog. I look forward to your comments and contributions. As I near retirement I commit myself to Health and Wellness to enhance my life.

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