Voting Doesn’t Stop Nov. 6
On November 6, we will be faced with decisions that can change the course of our cities, states, and our nation. If you are not sure who you are voting for you should probably decide soon, because your chance to vote in the 2012 elections is fast approaching. What concerns me is that many people seem to think that elections are the only times they get to cast their votes or have their voices heard. This is not the case.
We vote with our money, time, and our talents. We can donate to causes that are close to our hearts. We can give our time to those who are in need. We can use our talents to help those in our communities.
Every election year, especially the Presidential ones, we hear about everything that needs to be fixed in our communities. We hear about the economy, crime rates, and education. We are bombarded with ads that tear down the competition and try to bolster a specific candidate. We are told that by placing our votes we will change the world. But, is this really the case? Personally, I think the more important votes happen when no one is running for Senate or the Presidency. The most important votes are the ones we cast everyday.
The choice to eat dinner with your family or miss it because of work is an important vote. The choice to help out a neighbor struggling with a crumbling marriage or to ignore him/her is an important vote. To place your money in the offering plate or spend it on something for your own desires is an important vote. Being a parent who is involved, loving, and Bible-centered is an important vote. Regardless of area, we all vote. We all choose to either be selfish or selfless, or to love our neighbor as ourself or not, and those votes are what really change cities, states, and nations for the better.
When all the votes have been cast and the ballots have been counted, don’t forget that you still have a vote.
Thanks for reading.