No country is perfect – but sometimes in the middle of a crazy time, there are glimmers of hope.

Malak El-Amri and her siblings received a text from their father. Their father – a long time American resident but originally from Libya, had received a note in his mailbox. It said:

Dear Neighbors,

Today begins a new stage for our country. No matter what happens, please know there are still a lot of people who will fight for your right to practice your religion, to continue your lives without discrimination. You are welcome in our neighborhood and if you need anything – please knock on our door.

Read the full, inspiring story at the Washington Post.

Since the inauguration, and despite the occasionally exaggerated coverage – people of all religions, races, nationalities, and background feel more welcome than ever. Here are a few of my favorite signs.

And here are a few of my favorite signs: