The 2018 mid-term election is over. Life isn't. Go to work. Cherish relationships. Pray hard. Listen well. Stay hopeful. Learn all you can. Be civil. Don't blame. Choose forgiveness. Mend fences. Love God. Serve people. Hug your family. Breathe deeply. Be thankful. Extend grace. Maximize every moment. Read widely. Write well. Learn from history. Create history. Your life counts if you make it count. Don't depend on others to do that for you. Celebrate each new day. It's all a gift. Value diversity. Love your country and everyone in it. That's what it means to be an American. That's what it means to live in the greatest nation at the greatest time in human history. Perspective doesn't change others, but it always changes us.