My confidence allowed me to bake cookies and prepare packages to send to the many first time voters in our extended family. I prepared a cookie topper that took the "high road."
Then, I decided that the bags for friends would have a humorous topper that reflected the ugliness of this election:
So now that I am feeling a bit less angry, I am placing my faith in our system of checks and balances, and have been reflecting on the outcome of this election and what it meant for me personally.
To all the members of the secret FB page, Pantsuit Nation, thank you for letting me a part of it.
To my 86 year-old Mom, who was thrilled to vote for Hillary, thank you for helping me get through the pain of this disappointment.
To my niece, who proudly wears her shattered glass ceiling pin, please hang on to it.
For the first time voters in the family, this first presidential election will be a memorable one. Please continue to be engaged in the process.
Finally, for all the very young people in my family who didn't quite understand how all the bad things that were said were part of our election process, please don't lose interest in learning about our political system.
A woman in the White House in 2016 was not meant to be, but someday it WILL be!
You will have successes and setbacks, too.
This loss hurts but please never stop
believing that fighting for what's right is worth it. . .
. . .to all the little girls who are watching this,
never doubt that you are valuable and powerful
and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world
to pursue and achieve your own dreams.
Hillary Clinton, November 9, 2016