Monday, November 1, 2010

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 1

She's doing it. He's doing it. We're all doing it. AT THE SAME TIME.

What in the world am I talking about? 30 days of Gratitude.
THAT'S what.
Ahh...ok. So, again, what am I talking about?

THIS website. It's gonna prompt you (and me) for 30 days to write about a topic you are grateful for. Today's topic is why you're grateful for

Somehow, on the evening before some pretty important elections, I feel very, very sure of why I'm grateful for where I live....

I don't "do" politics. If you ask me in person what my feelings are on a certain topic, I might tell you. I might not want to discuss it. I don't care to win arguments or debate with people who are very stubborn in their viewpoints. Not worth my energy. I let them believe what they believe in, and in turn I hope they'll allow me to believe what I want to believe in. RESPECT. After all, isn't that what makes the world spin 'round and 'round? The flurry of ideas, opinions and beliefs? I would be so bored if every person I spoke to agreed with every point I made. To quote my teenage sister - "SRSLY". (Nope, kids don't type out words anymore, that's a post for a different day, though.)

Ok, so I'm getting to the point. I promise.

I am so grateful to live in a country where I can say "THIS is what I believe" and for the most part, it's ok. Not everyone will agree with me, and it may put me at a disadvantage in some situations but I am a FREE THINKER. And because of this amazing country I was born in, I am FREE to cast my vote tomorrow based on what my thoughts and beliefs are for the future of this country. I hope you'll do the same. If you're not registered to vote, you can find your polling place here and vote tomorrow. You don't have to live and breathe politics to take advantage of an amazing privilege that living in the United States provides you. Just cast your vote based on who YOU believe will lead our country in the direction you want to see it move forward in. It matters. A lot.

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