No, I’m not talking about the electoral college votes. And I’m not talking about what you did or didn’t do in a voting booth on Tuesday.
We vote every day, whether we are cognizant of it or not.
When you ride your bike instead of driving, you vote for clean air, clean water, energy independence, and better infrastructure.
When you put your dollars in local businesses (local bike shops and beyond), you vote for Main Street, small business owners and in support of your local economy.
When we eat, we can vote for our local farmers, for the wellbeing of workers and animals, and for the environment.
When you speak words to others, it is the chance to vote for more love and compassion in this world, for understanding and tolerance.
When we forgive, it is a vote for healing in ourselves and in those who have hurt us.
We are all human. Not one of us is perfect. But we each have so much power to make the world a better, kinder, cleaner and healthier place the second we decide to apply action to that which we hold most dear.
So please, keep voting. Early and often. As long as you are on this side of the dirt, you have choices that matter.
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”