While rancor is far from defeated and people all over our country are either celebrating wins or lamenting defeats in yesterday’s elections, I woke up to a clear sky (not a cloud to be seen!) and total silence which allowed me a big sigh that Election Day 2018 is over and now we need to deal with the results. This is the day each year on which I am generally most grateful to be a citizen of the USA. Regardless of the rhetoric and the results, there have been no catastrophic events that signal the end of our way of life. While concerns remain and distress about governance must continue to be addressed, the responsibilities of participation must be acknowledged and accepted so that we all stand up and move forward toward the fullness of life that is possible as we strive for “a more perfect union.” May it be so in our lifetime!