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30 Days of Thanks – Day 6 – Our Right to Vote

Election day.  I have to tell you, I haven’t always voted.  I’m not a republican; I’m not a democrat; and I’ve always felt that without affiliating with at least one of those not so exclusive clubs, my best interests are never really represented.  I know the person I vote for in the presidential election won’t win, and in local elections, I almost never have a third option.

But I vote now.  The older I get, the more I feel like I have to at least have to speak, even if I’m not going to be heard (that makes me a crotchety old lady, doesn’t it?  UGH).  I’m hoping that someday, more people will feel like their opinion matters, even if it’s not the popular opinion.

So I am thankful today that I live in a country that gives me the chance to speak.  Even if they don’t listen.