Has there been a time in your life when so much was hitting you in the face, that you stopped caring as a defense mechanism? Life was happening and in rapid succession, things were pummeling you one after the other. I know it is not just me! It happens to the best of us.
A couple of days ago, I started the day feeling good, suddenly a sadness came over me and I am not even sure why. In any event, I mistakenly shared my temporary distress with another person. WRONG, they lite me up with a tornado of why and why not. In that moment, I really did not need anyone to solve the problem, more someone to simply listen. In any event, the rest of the day was toast. I went to a salad joint, ordered my salad, only to get to the register and find out they were only taking cards, no cash. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
It truly was shaping up to be a day of frustration. Moreover, I needed to get to the polls to cast my vote. For a millisecond, I said “forget it,” I am sick of drama.
Suddenly my better sense kicked in, I felt like I was in a screeching car in my head. What the heck are you thinking, girlfriend you better take yourself to those polls, what is wrong with you?
The real people out there know that regardless of how you are on point most days, there are some days, when you get tripped up. That is when you must press. Easy? Not always, but worth it. After all, we cannot stop where it happened.
Voting, particularly this year is arguably the most important action we can take. Regardless of anything that might cause you to wonder if it is worth your time and effort, I am here to tell you, you must. Not only for President but for every position that appears on your ballot.
Life can be hectic, and most of us can improve on time management, however the state of our union cannot be up for grabs. Any position that is open for a vote, you must vote.
If you are unclear as to who is on the ballot, look them up. Make an informed decision for every position that is open to your vote. Many offices, that we interact with regularly are run by elected officials. Whether it is the school board, police and sheriff, judges, etc., the vote we place today can determine our experience tomorrow.
We must always say no to apathy. Sometimes it is more difficult than others, however it is an emotion that robs you of who you were meant to be; and if you are not careful can tie up the valuable time you could be living your best experiences.
Please vote! Let nothing and no one stand in your way. Many people died for our right to vote; we need not have their blood on our hands. Do not hesitate, VOTE!
Please and thank you.