This month I’m participating in 30 Days of Thanks (#30DaysofThanks) by writing a blog post about 30 things I’m thankful for. To join in, go to the link above. The best part is, you don’t need to have a blog or even be on social media to take part in the project; you just need to be thankful. I can’t wait to see how my life might change by spending the 30 days in November giving thanks for things in my life — every single day.
Today is Election Day, and while I cast my absentee ballot weeks ago, there’s always something so exciting about the first Tuesday in November. So much hangs in the balance.
I’m thankful that I have the right to vote. I’m grateful to those who, like me, took the time to educate themselves on the sometimes deceptively-worded propositions on the ballot. Those who, like me, voted by my convictions, even if theirs differ from mine.
Now I just hope that I wake up as thankful tomorrow morning, after the results are tabulated. Regardless, I’m thankful that I live in this country, flaws and all, because after you strip down all the muck and mire, and wade through the political rhetoric, the freedom the nation was founded on remains.
I hope everyone in the U.S. will exercise their freedom to vote today. Ralph Waldo Emerson, my favorite Transcendentalist said it best…