*No matter who you voted for.
Regardless of whom you supported in the U.S. presidential election, there are reasons to be grateful this Thanksgiving week. A lot of people may not feel that way (given that more than half of all voters voted against each candidate—neither won 50% or more of the popular vote), but it really is true. Here are three reasons for profound gratitude, whatever your political leanings.
Every four years, we in the U.S. have the opportunity to choose our leaders by voting. Those who were hoping to see the first woman sworn in as the next president may try to argue the Electoral College system is undemocratic, given that Hillary Clinton won slightly more of the popular vote (48% to Donald Trump’s 47%), but what’s most important is—we get to choose our leaders through the ballot box.