Day 6 ~ 30 Days Of Thankfulness 2012

First (this is a two for one thankful), I am very thankful for my brother, Yatz.  Today is his 48th birthday.  Happy birthday little brother, I love you to pieces.  May your life be filled with happiness and blessings today and always.

It will come as no surprise to anyone that today I am thankful for living in a country where we get to vote, without fear, and where yes, our vote really does count.  No, I didn’t think so for a long time until I came to truly understand how the electoral college works, now I get it.

I won’t discuss politics on my blog, it is a political free zone.

But I will encourage you to get out there and VOTE! YES it does count, when Gore and Bush ran, the state of Florida decided the election, by less than 600 votes!  It matters, it counts, people died fighting for us to have and keep this right.  No, we aren’t perfect in this country but we still have the best when it comes to choosing our leaders.

If you don’t vote, you have no right whatsoever to complain. Period.

I’m thankful that I have the privilege and responsibility to vote.  And with that the freedom to openly whine tomorrow if I so choose.