Today, I am thankful for empowerment.
For many years, I've rarely felt that our nation's leaders really care about me or my family. That's why I favor politicians who seek support via grassroots movements.
I believe that empowerment begins with personal participation in the political arena. I'm not talking about just donating money or wearing a campaign button, but making phone calls, attending debates and rallies, and talking to friends and neighbors about the candidates and issues I endorse.
I believe that if I don't do something to promote the change I seek, I relinquish my right to complain later. So, I welcome opportunities to:
- Work at the election polls
- Volunteer for my candidate of choice
- Sign petitions
- Write letters to politicians
- Attend caucuses and conventions
- Plant a candidate's sign in the front yard
- Give money to candidates and causes
For this blessing, I am grateful.