Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Time for Change

I finally did it. I voted for the first time today ever! I have thought about doing it for a while but did not do it until this year. I was so nervous filling out the ballot though. When it was completed, I had my “I voted” sticker on my chest and a smile.

It takes time to overcome long standing reasons of why you are not taking action. My parents did not vote that I ever recall. One day you wake up and think, but I am not my parents! How many people were tortured for this privilege that I am not exercising? If I do not let my voice be heard then I have no right to complain later.

No matter who wins this race, I feel good because I made a change for the better by voting.

4 comments:

Crochet Goddess said...

I am so happy to read that you went out to vote. I have always felt as a black or african american woman that I should vote. People fought hard and long to give this right to me has an african america and a woman! It was I think 1921 or1922 or women and 1965 for african america woman. No matter your choice I am glad you and everyone in the country got out to vote.

ColleenQ said...

Biggest voter turn out since the 1908 election...that's what it's all about! Good job!

Jorge said...

Hurrah for you! Be well,
J.

junquedujour said...

I'm so proud of you! you are exactly right Michelle, so many people have died to give us this right to vote -- to not vote is an insult to those that gave it all -- just my opinion ;)