Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAttorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Durham seeking indictment of lawyer with ties to Democrats: reports MORE said Wednesday that in the week since her stunning loss in the presidential election, there have been times when she's wanted to hole up at home and "never leave the house again."

But she urged her supporters to stay engaged and fight for the values that propelled her campaign. 

"I will admit, coming here tonight wasn't the easiest thing for me," she said to the audience at a gala for the Children's Defense Fund. “There have been a few times this past week where all I wanted to do was just to curl up with a good book or our dogs and never leave the house again."
 
{monads}But Clinton struck a positive note, saying that her presidential campaign was about the "country we love."
 
"And about building an America that is hopeful, inclusive and big-hearted," she said during the ceremony, where she was being honored for her child advocacy work.
 
Clinton called for people to stay engaged, even if it isn't easy. She was warmly received, getting a standing ovation on either end of her remarks, along with the occasional shout of agreement from the audience. A few supporters held up campaign signs outside.
 
"You don't get to stop paying rent just because things don't go your way," she said.
 
There are children today who are afraid, she said, and no child should have to live in fear — a reference to a girl she met on the campaign trail who was scared her parents would be deported.
 
"I know that over the past week, a lot of people have asked themselves whether America is the country we thought it was," Clinton said.
 
"But please listen to me when I say this: America is worth it. Our children are worth it. Believe in our country. Fight for our values and never ever give up."
 
At the end of her remarks, Clinton said America is still the "greatest country in the world."