Feeding the Fire and Keeping my Hands Warm

A man goes up to a politician at a fundraising dinner and says, ‘I’ve heard a lot about you.’ The politician replies, ‘But you can’t prove any of it.’

It’s Gratituesday! Here in the United States we’ve had an election day.

Image may actually be more significant than it appears.

Image may be more significant than it appears.

I voted!

I tossed in my say on several different positions up for grabs as well as some initiatives and strange ideas and other stuff too numerous to go into here. Today I’m thankful for that right to vote. I’m also grateful that I took advantage of that right.

And now, I’m thankful that I can keep the news off and ignore the dissecting, parsing, analyzing, moaning, crying and threatenings as the results rise to the surface of the muddied waters.

Call me naïve, but I like to think that what I did today counted for something. I like to believe that my one vote meant something, along with every other voter who chose to throw in an opinion at the ballot box.

Sure, I know there’s not so happy stuff involved in the political process from one end to the other. But just for today, I allow myself to believe that the democratic process somehow makes things better.

Read his wise quote below, you'll thank me.

Read his wise quote, you’ll thank me.

The alternatives just seem unthinkable.

So, for today, I’m grateful for the power of one voice, joined like drops of rain into a stream, then a river, and a lake and an ocean.

What will tomorrow bring?

I have no idea.

But today, ah yes, today felt amazingly free.


“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” ~Abraham Lincoln

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4 thoughts on “Feeding the Fire and Keeping my Hands Warm

  1. Kent Mitchell

    I’m leaving the news off as well and trying like crazy to avoid hearing any results.
    Love the Lincoln quote!


  2. I enjoyed this post. Voting is important. Even if it doesn’t matter, even when you feel like you’re the one odd vote, it matters to me. Civic responsibility and all that. Glad to know you think the same.


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