Here we are just one week from the General Election. Many have already cast their ballots while others wait to vote in person. I am hopeful that the voter turnout is a record-breaker. I expect we will not know the final count for sometime after the polls close. I hope I’m wrong. Today, my purpose is to ask anyone who reads this to share it and encourage your family, friends, and followers to Vote. We hear all too often; my vote won’t matter; I don’t like the candidates or some other reason for not voting. Call me naive, but I am hopeful that we can start healing the divisions in our beloved country when all is done.
Voting is taking place in a significant part of the county, and I don’t think we can say it enough, your vote counts. Some people I care dearly about tell me they can’t vote for Biden, but they don’t want Trump for another four years. I suspect there are many conflicted voters. All I can say is to take a long look at the bigger picture. Consider the quality of life for all people, our planet’s condition, and issues that impact the common good.
Vote your conscience because you will want to live with your decision and not wonder, “what if I voted the other way?”
While the Presidential race is getting the most attention, study your local and state issues. Get to know the candidates and what they stand for. The bottom line is these races will impact your daily life more than the top of the ticket.
Once the election is over, I am hopeful we can focus on healing relationships, restoring civility, and the future for our children and grandchildren.
Vote, then ask your family and friends to vote. Drive a senior to the polling place or babysit for a neighbor so they can vote.