Weekly YES Quote!
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”The Preamble
I remember starting college the first year I was able to vote.
Finally seen as an adult and being able to make decisions that would affect not only the United States of America, but the World through the leadership of one person elected by the many.
It was exciting to be able to be a part of it all – to have my vote count!
I’ve never forgotten the feeling of walking up to the poles, artfully filling in the oval like it was an answer to a critical exam question on a scantron, dropping my completed ballot in the box, and then slapping the “I VOTED” sticker on the arm of my shirt sleeve. I felt invigorated, powerful, and like I’d made a difference towards a better future for the beautiful country I support and love.
And here we are again, but this time in the face of a pandemic.
I’ve always been registered to vote by mail because I’m always worried I’m going to mess up my ballot and require another thereby having the polls as a backup.
Thousands of troops overseas vote by mail each election year while on deployment as do other Americans scattered throughout Europe while pursuing careers and lives abroad.
Going up to the polls is something special, but it’s not necessary.
I proudly walked my ballot to the nearest Ballot Dropbox location prior to the third debate to ensure my vote was counted.
My point of all this is that no matter how you cast your ballot, you should be proud that you’ve cast it.
You should be proud that you’re fulfilling your civic duties as an American by stating what you want for your future and for the futures of others.
Don’t let nature’s obstacles keep you from having an important say.
Election day is tomorrow.
This should come as no surprise to my fellow Americans, and I know it doesn’t come as a surprise to our friends overseas or in the Americas.
This election will be monumental in deciding the future of our democracy (or future lack thereof).
Your voice matters!
And you should let that voice be heard through casting your vote!
Our country is built by the people and for the people in order to form a more perfect union. It’s written right there in our constitution.
So please, don’t let this pandemic keep you from voting.
Challenge yourself today to finish that ballot and get it placed in the outgoing mail or at an official Ballot Dropbox location, or mask up and maintain social distancing practices per CDC guidelines to enter the polling station.
This is your America.
This election will affect your life, your childrens’ lives, your grandchildrens’ lives… It will affect your neighbors, your loved ones, and both our friends across the pond and next door.
Take the challenge and make your vote count today in preparation for the election tomorrow.
Reminder to Just Say Yes!
As always, say yes to experiences that present themselves to you! Life is full of fun and wonder – don’t be stuck at home wondering what life could be like, should be like, would be like… drop that nonsense! Get out there, say yes, and never look back!
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I’d love it if you shared some of the ways this week’s quote has made you feel, and how your voting experience has gone for you thus far in anticipation of tomorrow!
We each have a unique journey, and I would love to share in yours.