Welcome to my digital writing journal, or mydigitalclutter. What started as a family blog almost two years ago has morphed into my writing therapy. This is where I do a lot of free writing, mostly about my life with my family and the things that catch my interest. While nowhere even close to perfect, in each post I like to see how my writing is changing with time and practice. Most posts are left unedited for this reason, so if you don't mind, take the journey with me.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Gratitude to Vote


I woke up this morning invigorated with the idea of finding something to share that inspires gratitude in my life.  The list was long, and as I mentally ticked off each one on my drive to work, I began to see all of the campaign signs that were lining the streets and the added "Vote Today" reminders in bold letters.

Whatever your political leanings might be, or the platform you endorse, the fact of the matter is that we have the opportunity to let our opinions be heard by the mark of a pen, or the touch screen of the polling machine.  While one voice may be small, we have the opportunity to express it.

Today, I plan to express my gratitude by voting.  It won't be a hardship, as I have transportation, and there won't be much of a line.  There isn't anything "BIG" about this particular election day, but the fact of the matter is, there is a celebration every time I can cast my ballot.

I was thrilled the first time I was able to vote.  My eighteen year old self could hardly contain herself and I'm sure the polling judges couldn't understand my grin.  I had just spent my senior year studying American Government and had particularly enjoyed the content.  The Suffrage Movement has also held me in awe and I didn't want to let those women down who had fought so courageously for my moment to cast my ballot. Time has dimmed those exuberant hopes and dreams, but not so much that I will let the chance to vote pass by.

Will you show your gratitude today by voting?

*Thank you to Google for the image*

4 Lovely Scribbles to Me:

2busy said...

Amen! Yes, I will be voting...

Diane said...

I took the kids with my to vote this morning. made it fun for them to flick the switches. :O)

One Cluttered Brain said...

I probably would vote if I was still in UT.

Stacy Dean said...

I am so out of the loop. We don't have a tv and I just totally spaced this voting time. Anyways, love your gratitude posts though! They're keeping me politically informed and inspired :)

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