#Election2016 is finally over and prayerfully our nation can start to move forward in the business of striving for greatness in our households and local communities. This election has been extremely discomforting and painful to watch play out at times to say the least. The uncertainty of American families' stability and health have been on edge and friendships ultimately shattered because of differences in ideology and how one perceived their candidate of choice from their frame of reference. Secretary Clinton was crucified for emails and her actions while serving as Secretary of State and to add insult to injury, the reputation of her husband and his past was brought back into the forefront as a weapon to cripple her. President Elect Trump on the other hand ran a not so traditional election with what many perceived to be divisive rhetoric, racism, sexism and an elitism attitude. Nevertheless, our country has spoken in record numbers and the masses believe that Trump is the better candidate to move our country forward. In the days ahead, it is imperative that we filter our emotions in a respectful and healthy manner whether they are of excitement or discouragement and extend grace to all mankind. Let us not become entangled in emotion and may we dismiss distractions and anything that comes in any form to rob us of our peace. As we shift into a new year with a new president, let us pray fervently for healing upon our land and continue to do what we can with what we have. I leave you with an excerpt of President Obama's speech concerning President Elect Trump's victory... "We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading this country. The peaceful transfer of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy."