I voted first thing this morning. I dropped the monkeys off at preschool, and drove straight there. Thru the pouring rain, and slush. Pouring is an understatement, by the way. It was more like pounding rain, if that's possible. But, that's a whole other topic of discussion.
There were no lines. I was anticipating huge masses of people. I'd heard that the early voting was a complete debacle. So, I was pleasantly surprised that I got right in.
Again, I find myself wanting to grumble about all the turmoil our country has been in the last few weeks, and about feeling like my vote isn't worth much or isn't going to make a difference.
And again, I'm trying to find reasons to be thankful.
I'm thankful, that, at least, I get to vote. That, as an American, and a woman, I have rights. And I have a say in who leads our country. And if everyone who thought their vote doesn't count, didn't vote, how would we make that decision?
Today, I'm thankful that I got to vote, and I'm proud to be an American!!!