America, the beautiful. Just the thought of it makes me swell up with pride. Although, America is not perfect, it sure has a lot to be proud of.
I am grateful. Grateful that I am an American, and I get to freely vote.
Voting is a privilege that many brave Americans sacrificed their blood, sweat and tears so that we could have that right. Here are reasons that I proudly vote:
- Grateful that my ancestors fought for the right to vote;
- I have the liberty to vote without soldiers standing with machine guns to protect me;
- I can vote for whoever I want without fear of retaliation;
- I can choose from more than four presidential choices, plus even a choice to write in a name;
- I can choose between two genders for the first time;
- I am a patriotic American;
- I am not willing to give up my power to vote to others to choose for me;
- I know that I can pursue my dreams and that I am liberated and free;
- I am optimistic about my future when I cast my vote;
- It makes me feel like I did my part;
- It gives me the opportunity to be heard;
- I get to express my opinions on major issues without confrontation;
- Voting can cause change to happen;
- Voting helps me be engage in my political surroundings.
I am reminded of the song that Lee Greenwood sings . . . And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
I am a proud American and I get to speak on stages, produce experiences, engage with the world and be magnificently me. Inspiring, educating, elevating others to lead, be influential, powerful to be feisty, focused, fearless and have fun doing it. How extraordinary is that?
Let’s all get out there and vote! Together we can make a difference. God Bless America.
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A portion of this article was inspired by a posting by Pegine Echevarria the CEO and President of Team Pegine Inc. Pegine Leadership Business Motivational Speaker and Author. Get to know her at Pegine.com.
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