Topic: Making Decisions
What delighted me most about the experience of early voting was the carefree atmosphere. Unlike the usual poling places where I've gone in the past, often managed by aged people who tend to be stiffled, extremely serious and deliberate, the auditor's office was open and friendly, with younger people who seemed delighted I was there. Also delighted with the large number of children who were learning at some level about the process as they sat by their parents or just played nearby. Children who will, hopefully, will never believe like the apathetic woman who is throwing away her vote this year.
Just being among these young parents and children gave me a spirit of optimism!
These are the children we must inspire and teach in all that we do, even as protect them and their freedoms in every way we possibly can.