Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been lucky enough in the United States of America to see history being made not once, but twice. The Cubs winning the World Series for the first time in 108 years started us off. Then, this past Tuesday we saw history being with the Presidential Election.

Donald Trump is officially the 45th President of the United States of America.

An historic upset indeed.

Judging by what I’ve read on Facebook and other internet sites, speaking with colleagues at work, and the sheer amount of meme’s on the subject, no one was excited for either outcome of this election. Even the stock market has been volatile leading up to, during, and after the election.

We’ve also heard rumors of warmongering as well as speculation that this election will be far from good for our economy.

Even just the rhetoric of the presidential campaign itself was terrible. I don’t remember hearing a single ad on what our candidates would actually do for our country. They were all just insulting to the other candidate. As America, standing for this crap is nonsense. I want to tell you one thing, though.

Don’t give up hope. There IS still hope!

But it isn’t going to come where you think it’s going to come from.

Where Do We Look to for Hope?

I think it’s clear by now that our government and most of our politicians are not the beacon of hope they once were. All you have to do is look at political news to see what I’m talking about. Even just listening to speeches from our past presidents up to and including Bill Clinton, you’ll notice that there is a change in tone.

So where does this hope come from?

It comes from individuals, just like yourself, that desire a change for the better in their own lives, as well as in the lives of others; from an unselfish desire for equality for all men and women.

It comes from unity.

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How to Foster Change

Think about this. In order to make any major changes in your own life, starting small is the best way to do it. I wrote an article a couple of weeks ago on staying motivated with paying off your debt. I explained that having a big goal will help you aim high, but it’s the steps you take, the small milestones, that will continue to motivate you to keep going.

In other words, you start small.

To change America, we need to do it the same way. The best way to change America for the better is to start small on the individual level. It doesn’t take much to start change.

A rudder of a ship is small compared to the size of the ship itself. Yet, the rudder is solely responsible for turning the ship.

It may take a while. Years, or even decades, may pass before we start to see the fruit of our efforts today. But do not lose hope. It only takes a small change in the rudder to start moving the ship in a new direction.

We can do this. Together.

I want to encourage you to not lose hope. As long as there are still Americans in the United States of America, the U.S. is worth fighting for.

No matter who is President or who is in congress, no matter what laws are passed or how much inequality there is, look to yourselves and each other for hope and for change.

The power to change this country for the better will never come from a politician in Washington. It will come from you. The American people are who will drive change in this country.

No matter what, keep your chin up.

There is HOPE!

Please, share this post with others to fan the flames of hope. Similar to how I believe in the hope that everyone can get out of debt and control their money, I believe there is always hope for America. Consider using the hashtag #spreadhope when posting on social media.

Thank you! I appreciate you.

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