votedI don’t know for whom to vote in November. I’m seriously stuck. I might not even vote.

Some of my friends challenge me that “not voting at all is one more vote for so-and-so!” So instead of voting FOR a candidate, vote AGAINST one.

I guess that’s one way to look at it.

I’ll kind of make up my mind, and then I read something that offsets what I was sort of finally at peace with. Then I scramble to find another redeeming quality in a candidate, and it’s shot down quickly by another source. How does one really make a decision about this?

I’m leery to even post such a semi-political blog because I’ve watched people take offense and literally “lose it” over political matters. I’m just thinking aloud, people, don’t teach me a lesson by calling me something terrible with an added lecture! Suspend judgment on this one!

While I’m befuddled by the decision for the best leader for our country, I’m not confused about my own influence.

You and I have influence. We set a tone in our homes. What you say and how you say it is being heard. The tone, the attitude, and the message are clear, trust kidsfacesme on this.

And if it’s not you in your home creating influence, it’s teachers and school staff, having great influence on palpable minds. (If you are a teacher reading this, your role is so influential!)

  • What do you want people around you to be like?
  • What is the best you could wish for them?
  • How can you take it out of a president’s hands and put it into your own?

I found comfort in this quote by Werner Erhard I read this week:

Instead of looking for a great leader, we are in an era where each of us needs to find the great leader in ourselves.

Regardless of who will hold the title as P.O.T.U.S., I’m still P.O.M.H. (President of My Home).

As you consider the qualities of a person to fill such an elevated role, consider the qualities in yourself even more. BE someone you would vote for! Your influence matters!

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