A man goes up to a politician at a fundraising dinner and says, ‘I’ve heard a lot about you.’ The politician replies, ‘But you can’t prove any of it.’
It’s Gratituesday! Here in the United States we’ve had an election day.
I tossed in my say on several different positions up for grabs as well as some initiatives and strange ideas and other stuff too numerous to go into here. Today I’m thankful for that right to vote. I’m also grateful that I took advantage of that right.
And now, I’m thankful that I can keep the news off and ignore the dissecting, parsing, analyzing, moaning, crying and threatenings as the results rise to the surface of the muddied waters.
Call me naïve, but I like to think that what I did today counted for something. I like to believe that my one vote meant something, along with every other voter who chose to throw in an opinion at the ballot box.
Sure, I know there’s not so happy stuff involved in the political process from one end to the other. But just for today, I allow myself to believe that the democratic process somehow makes things better.
The alternatives just seem unthinkable.
So, for today, I’m grateful for the power of one voice, joined like drops of rain into a stream, then a river, and a lake and an ocean.
What will tomorrow bring?
I have no idea.
But today, ah yes, today felt amazingly free.
“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” ~Abraham Lincoln