I took an active part in democracy last week. Not only did I vote, but I also worked on Election Day as a supervisory deputy returning officer. Which isn't nearly as important as it sounds.
Through the day, as I made sure things were running smoothly, and that the voters were being served, I was able to make several observations about people as they voted.
Some people were excited to have the privilege to vote, while others appeared to be voting simply out of a sense of obligation. There were those who were hardly behind the screen long enough to mark their ballots, while others seemed to be deep in thought or asleep behind the screen.
What they all had in common was each had been offered a gift, the right to vote, and each of them had accepted the gift they had been given.
Others were offered the same gift and turned it down for any number of reasons. Some thought they were too busy to vote or left it too long and ran out of time. Others were disinterested and still others viewed the entire process with disdain.
The bottom line; some people chose to vote and other chose not to vote, but it was their choice. Kind of reminds me of salvation.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is possible, you’ll have to attempt the impossible.