On this day, I am hopeful for our future. I am hopeful that I can continue to have the strength and courage to have hard discussions with those I can’t entirely agree with. I am hopeful that this country will begin to heal. I am hopeful that common sense and facts prevail. I am hopeful that those who continue to support the rhetoric and hate blindly find their way to compassion, that they embrace science, fact and understand the difference between peaceful dissent and terrorism.