Big day today across the U.S.A.
Super Tuesday, the day when a large number of states hold primary elections. I'll let you click the link for more detailed information, but just know that a whole lot of people will be voting for their choice of candidate to run in the presidential election. Massachusetts is one of those states, so I started my morning off by voting as well.
Because this blog is a bit like my "safe happy place", I make it a practice not to delve into certain topics here, not because I don't have strong beliefs on them, but because certain things can just invite unpleasantness, and I don't want that here. That's not to say that as the presidential election progresses I won't voice my opinions, but for now...I'm just going to tell you this:
Get out there and vote. Not only is it your right, it is your obligation as an American citizen to get out there and let your voice be heard.
And then, once you've cast your vote, party it up, because today also happens to be Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardis Gras. The day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, for those who observe it. Eat, drink and be merry, I guess.
Do you observe Lent? And if so, do you "give anything up"? What will you be giving up this year?
As a general rule, I don't give anything up for Lent. Mostly because I already don't drink soda, don't drink alcohol all that often, don't eat that much candy or desserts, don't smoke, don't do drugs...man, I sound like a goody two shoes. But basically, what I mean is, anything I could "give up" wouldn't necessarily be a sacrifice for me, and certainly wouldn't benefit anyone else.
So, for Lent I usually try to focus on the positive instead. Doing good deeds. I try to perform a selfless act everyday. This year, I've decided that with the aid of blogging, I'm going to REALLY focus on this goal. If I tell myself to blog about it, it'll keep me in check, and I'll make a conscious effort to perform good deeds. Big or small, I plan to spread a bit of goodwill in the coming weeks. Will you join me?