I’ve always had great role models when it came to voting. My Nani (my maternal grandmother) always voted and took me with her when I was a child. My mother is very animate about voting as well (and enjoyed trying a mail-in ballot this year). My father always voted too.
Something we can all learn from exercising our rights to vote is this simple fact that popped into my head today:
You can voice your opinion, but until you take action, transformation cannot occur.
I hear people sounding off every day about politics, life and more, but I often wonder how many of them actually take any kind of action towards their opinions. I even see people get very angry sometimes when it comes to expressing their opinions and often think “If they are so angry about it, why don’t they run for a political office, volunteer for that group, or go get a job directly related to how they feel?”. I can only hope that their anger may lead them to do one of those actions.
If you live where I live (United States), you can have an opinion, but one of the best things you can do to voice that opinion is exercise your right to vote. If you don’t know much about the candidates, talk to strangers, friends and family, research online and then search inside your heart to make the best decision possible.
You CAN make a difference….all those votes add up to something bigger, called TRANSFORMATION. I promise. Let’s remember this for every election AND every day life.
Sending light and love to anyone who needs it!