I woke up this morning to learn that I certainly wasn’t alone last night in watching the election results come in hour by hour. Already, statements of support from political leaders both stateside and overseas are pouring in on day-one for the new president-elect. People and leaders of the world are hungry for an era of constructive dialogue and it is most encouraging.
In the past, I’ve often felt set-back internationally when trying to share my beliefs and worldview. I was all to often overshadowed by a reputation that preceded me via short news sound bytes of political leaders, headlines concerning foreign policy endeavors, and even music videos.
With more international conversation and dialogue from our very own president, it is my hope that we’ll have a more positive and considerate reputation of collaboration that precedes us in the years to come.