Tuesday, November 2, 2010

'Cause we believed in our candidate...

... but even more it's the one we hate
I needed someone I could shake
On election day
-My Dear Country, Norah Jones

(Gotta give credit for my song lyric inspiration to my colleague KD ... I didn't know the song, but I do love me some Norah Jones. This song is apparently on the one Norah Jones album I don't already own. Perhaps I should own it as well!)

Thirty Days of Thanksgiving Day #2 - On this election day, I am thankful for the right to vote.

I am thankful for the brave women who came before me, insisting that women deserve a voice in the decision-making for our nation. I am thankful for those who protect that freedom. I am thankful for a President who is intelligent and is working diligently to improve an economic situation that is ugly and without simple solutions. I am thankful for health insurance reform that means my insurance company can't drop me solely because of a claim that has now passed the $1 million mark (No, I am not stretching. Yowza. Six figures for pharmacy charges alone.). I am thankful that people who disagree with me have the right to voice that opinion, though I am not allowing my blog to become a place for political debate, thankyouverymuch. I am thankful that I can show my children how democracy works by taking them along as I fulfill my civic duty.

But mostly, I am thankful that I have the right to voice my opinions through my actions at the polls today.


Jamie Blackburn said...

Have you seen the email that's being forwarded around about what they did to the women who fought for our right to vote? It is pretty devastating what these women went through, and very powerful that through all of the torture (yes, truly torture) they still fought for all of us, the future generations who will carry out their dream today. No matter what happens at the polls today, I am thankful that we have a voice while so many women around the world are still silent.

Anonymous said...

PS I absolutely LOVE that you are posting something you are thankful for this month!

TOJ said...