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We voted.

This is my first time voting without going in to the voting polls.

There were some candidates that I felt deeply about. And some that I did not. But I researched and I voted.

On the lighter side of things, I will be so thankful to not get my phone blowing up with spam texts and calls. I will be thankful to not hear a political commercial every time I turn on the radio!

On the more meaningful side of things, I will always vote. I’ve read some of history. I probably only understand a fraction of the magnitude of this privilege . . because I have always had this privilege. But I understand enough to know how important this is.

I discuss my political choices with only a handful of people. And those people live in this house. I know some people love a political debate. I am not one of those people. Factual information is what I consider. If you tell me something about a candidate . .well honestly, I’ll probably just nod and smile. But, if I’m really interested, I’ll ask for your source.

Tonight I am thankful for the chance to vote. I am thankful that every citizen in this country has that vote. I am thankful that we have the chance to talk about politics or not talk about politics. As annoying as it can be sometimes, I am thankful to live in a place where we have the freedom to have political discussions. With all the doom and gloom being spouted about this election, we still have a lot to be thankful for; beginning with the fact that we get to have this election and have a say in the future. We are truly blessed.

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