October 15, 2020

Early Voting: Use Your Voice

We are in the throes of early voting here in Tennessee. I didn’t realize every state doesn’t have this. I try my best to take advantage of it always because inevitably something happens on election day that interferes with making it to the polls. 
I tend to procrastinate. It’s mostly because I’m an introvert by nature and look for reasons to not go anywhere. Too often, super important things like voting for the next president have been waylaid by my eremite ways. So I embrace early voting with vigor and intentionality. It’s not so hard to bundle that all-important activity into a day of errands, because once I make myself get out I’m prone to get it all done. If I’m already inclined, a trip to the polls fits easily in my plans. 

Because as much as I hate to leave my house, a bigger pet peeve is someone who complains about things yet never does anything to make a difference. Every vote matters. Wars and competitions have been lost because one person chose not to “show up” for the team. They persuaded themselves that their absence wouldn’t make a difference and chose not to participate.

As the queen of procrastination, I know it takes as much of a decision not to do something as it does to do it. That leaves little room for excuses after the fact. Unless you exist under a rock or in a deep cave, you know that November 3rd is the day we decide who leads the greatest nation in the world. The incredible place we call home. And it’s our civic duty to contribute in this way.

So I pray you’ve got November 3rd circled in red on your calendar. I pray you will intentionally and purposefully make it to the polls on, if not before, that day.

America is depending on you and me to use our voice through the vote. 

That’s what’s on my mind.

Be Kind. Love Well.

~ Tonda

Hi I’m Tonda! 

Welcome! I'm Tonda and this is where you get to know me well. I'll openly share my faith journey and my Solomon crew - All things pretty and not so pretty. I think you'll recognize our similarities in your own adventure. When you do will you share with me?

I’m really happy you’re here! 

2 Comments

  1. www.xmc.pl News

    Do you care if I post part of this on my webpage if I post a link back to this site?

    Reply
    • Tonda Solomon

      What part specifically?

      Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to Blog

Subscribe to my newsletters to receive updates and blogs in your inbox.

Explore 

recent posts

Post Archives

You May Also Like …

The Father’s Love

The Father’s Love

For the Lord your God is living among you.He is a mighty savior.He will take delight in you with gladness.With his love, he will...

read more
The Clear Path

The Clear Path

Fall. The season of pumpkin spice and apple cider. Leaves flutter through gusts of wind in cascades of color. No matter the...

read more
On Love and Safe Spaces

On Love and Safe Spaces

My daddy was always singing. He sang when he was happy. He sang when he was sad. He sang songs to God. He sang songs to us. The...

read more