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Happy Democracy Day

When I started this blog, I made a mental rule to never use this site as a platform to promote any political agenda.  This blog is about finding happiness in this maddening world that we live in ... and I don't know about you, but politics these days seem to make me everything BUT happy.

No, this isn't the place for political views, and you'll never find me pushing one campaign or another. But that doesn't remove the importance of a day like today.  A day that only comes around once every four years.

A presidential election day!

One thing about politics that does make me happy is my right to vote.  I hope it makes all of you happy too.

It makes me more than just happy ... it makes me humble.

When I think about the great sacrifices that have been made over the years to protect our freedoms, there are no words I can express.  When I think about all of the people who gave their lives fighting in wars for civil rights, liberties and the pursuit of happiness, it makes driving down to a polling booth feel like such a small act of patriotism.

Though it may be a smaller act than some, it is still one of the most important acts that we as American citizens can participate in.  Please never say, "my vote doesn't matter."  It does matter.  It will always matter.

I don't care who you vote for -- but I hope that you will vote -- and I hope that you will vote with pride for our country, hope for our future, and prayers that we may always live with the freedom to pursue the things that make us happy.

Today, I will vote.  Will you?

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