Election Thoughts

This week marked our local election and I was struck again by what a privilege it is to live in a country where we have the freedom to elect our leaders.  I feel that it is our responsibility to vote because of those who fought for our freedoms and because of those who live in countries that still today do not have the same liberties that we do.  I am grateful for those who choose to serve by putting their names in the ring in an election.  I am sure that the scrutiny that comes during an election is difficult for them and for their families and I appreciate their willingness to put themselves out there to represent their constituents.

I also was aware this year that even the issues that were swirling around during the campaigns were ones that point to how blessed we are to live where we do.  One of the main mayoral issues in our area was having a hospital built, which points to how fortunate we are to have our health care system and be discussing a hospital in our relatively small community, when there are at least six hospitals within half an hour’s drive of here.  With Mark and Mackenzie leaving for Ethiopia relatively soon, and as we are gathering donations for them to take, basic things such as antibiotic ointment, I am reminded once again that so much of what we take for granted was determined solely on where we were born.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Karen on October 20, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    so true. We are so blessed. Big ISSUE in Edmonton is the AIRPORT! Oh my goodness! thats alll we have to B**ch about? we should be thankful!


  2. Well said, Sharla, well said!



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