A vote for hope

by | Sep 29, 2015

This post was imported from an old wordpress.com blog I used to have.

Today, from the other end of the country, I cast my absentee ballot (by mail) for the Canadian federal election. I did not vote for the candidate or party that I think will win. I did not vote against any candidate or party by voting “strategically.”  Instead I voted with my head and my heart. I educated myself on the issues that matter to me, and did not allow myself to be persuaded by fear or anger or disgust. I voted with my conscience. I voted with love. Most importantly, I voted with hope.