As everybody knows, mid term elections this year are very important. I am not an ardent follower of politics, but I do have my opinions and I follow the news carefully. After all what happens today affects not just me or my family now, but it will affect my kids in the future as well. But, unfortunately, I cannot vote in the US as I am not a citizen yet. My husband is and a couple of days ago, I asked him if he has decided who to vote for.

Here is how the conversation went:

Me: So, do you know who you are voting for?

Him: Meh…

Me: You will be voting right? You should definitely vote

Him: (Kind of upset that I was prolonging this conversation..) Why do you care if I vote or not

Me: Anybody who CAN vote SHOULD vote.

Him: Silence..

I did not want to say anything else. I was upset that an educated person would take it so lightly. But, somehow I could not keep my mouth shut. I told him “Many people gave their lives so that we can have the privilege to vote. We should always remember that”. I left it at that. Though I was upset, it was his decision.

Yesterday he came home and told me “You will be interested to know that I spent time reading about all the candidates and I made my decisions”. I was so happy. When I asked him why he took it seriously, he said it was because of what I said.

This morning he took both the kids and voted before he went to work.

I am so happy that I was able to influence at least one person. I heard some one saying that we don’t have to worry about the changing the world. The world will change itself. We should just worry about changing one thought, changing one person. If everybody thinks like that, the world will be a beautiful place.


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