It’s election day here in the USA. It has me thinking a lot about what a privilege it is to have the right and the opportunity to cast a vote. I get to express what I believe in and who I support by casting my vote.
I’ve been thinking a lot about what a vote is. Dictionary.com defines “vote” (verb; without an object) as, “
This has me thinking about how I vote every day with my time, with my money, with my words. Are my “votes” in those areas accurately reflecting my core values? Could someone watch me throughout the course of the day and say, based on how I use my vote,
- “I know that Teresa values the people in her life.”
- “I know that Teresa values her health and fitness.”
- “Teresa clearly believes in eating foods that nourish her body.”
- “I can see that family is a priority to Teresa.”
- “It is clear that Teresa loves Jesus.”
- “It is clear that Teresa believes in being a good steward of her financial resources.”
- “Teresa really values the talents she has been blessed with.”
I’m going to challenge myself to be more aware of what I’m voting for with my daily actions. I don’t think that my current actions clearly identify what my values are. Which makes me ask myself whether or not I have a clear and concise understanding of what my core values are and how they related to what I do every day.
These are all questions I hope to flesh out as we move forward. Happy election day! May the odds be ever in your favor!