Remember that upbeat feeling you carried with you into the polling place yesterday, the hopes and dreams that accompanied your ballot when you dropped it into the mail?
Still yours this morning, unless you choose to give them away. Because Democracy doesn't end on election night, and our future isn't wholly decided by individual ballot initiatives and candidates–no matter our own socio-political leanings, no matter the outcomes of the mid-term elections.
Hope isn't conditional. And joy isn't a limited commodity, allotted to a chosen few. So grab your cup of coffee. Go stand in front of a mirror. Reflected there: your one, true representative. Now square those shoulders & ask yourself, "What do you want him/her to do next?"