Happy Election Day! For today’s blurb on gratitude, I wanted to focus on voting. I know you’re probably all like, “Whatever for?” Well, it really was not so long ago that I, as a female, would not have been able to vote. I think it is important to be able to exercise these democratic rights that we do have. It may be an off year – a year for nothing national to vote on – but it is important. In my voting district, we are just voting on local council seats and a few bond issues but I still have made it a part of my day to vote.
How do we get the youth to see the importance of voting? It is by doing it ourselves. I do not know the current statistics but in the past voting for young adults (18-30) has been an extremely low percentage. I am in that age range myself and I know that we are being bombarded by opinions left and right. It can often seem as if our vote just does not matter. We are the new leaders in our communities and the future leaders of the world. We need to figure out where we stand and why our views matter. If we want a better world for ourselves and the future generations, it is up to us to make that happen.
Several decades ago, there were some very determined people that decided that I should have the right to vote, the right to exercise my opinion, and the right to make a difference. For them, I express my thanks and my determination to make my opinions matter. I want to live in a better world. I start today by voting in my local elections.
Have you voted?
Peace and Love,
The Mad Pianist