The important thing was…

I got to vote.

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Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.

Robert Green Ingersoll

I’m an optimist, it’s just how I roll.

It’s been a time of great passion where I’ve watched friendships crash and burn on social media and it’s been difficult to not get dragged into the fray.

Politics is a funny beast though and I have seldom, if ever, seen someone’s mind changed by these engagements. I hope for a time when campaigning isn’t done by tearing the opponent down but by focusing on important issues and how those will be addressed.

For me, the important thing is that I got to vote and I will continue to believe in America and democracy.

If this election has you reeling go out and find some beauty in the world, I promise you…it’s still there.