‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Monday, November 03, 2008

Obama? McCain? Democrat? Republican?

It doesn't matter to me whom you are voting for, or along what party lines you tend to move. I, for one, am grateful for the differences that exist. But what does matter to me, very much, is that you exercise your right to vote. Please vote.

We are so incredibly lucky to live in this great country. It took many experiences of living abroad and visiting foreign countries (think Russia, for one) to allow me to truly, truly value what we have here. But I will never take it for granted again.

So, exercise one of your many freedoms tomorrow. Leave work early, fore-go lunch, get up at dawn - whatever you have to do, do it. Make it to those polls.

I like to think of my vote as a thank you to the country I call home most of the time. Thank you, America!

And I'll be bringing my daughter with me, so she can witness democracy in action. We'll say thank you together.

So, vote. Please vote. Go vote. Stand up and be counted. Why? Because you count.

"So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men." ~Voltaire


  1. I couldn't agree more!

  2. What a gift to be able to vote!

  3. I agree. We are blessed that we can vote.

  4. Our city clerk is estimating a 90% voter turnout for our city!



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