On deciding where to go

“You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

You’re on your own.

And you know what you know.

And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
— Dr. Seuss

Today we vote: it’s time to decide where we’ll go.

You going?

As we head to the polls today, America, let’s be all that we can be: civil, respectful, patient and kind. I’ve met and witnessed too many wonderful people across this great land to ever believe that what’s shown on TV represents the best of us.   God Bless America!  – your grateful citizen, MJ.

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20 thoughts on “On deciding where to go

  1. I’ve got tears in my eyes, MJ… My sentiments to a tee! I was at a rally on Sunday, where not a single person around complained about the heat (we’re in S. Florida), no one complained about the two hour line and no one complained about the crowds. Everyone was just happy to represent… An awesome experience.
    I voted Friday and left in tears, happy tears, that I live in a country where I have the right to vote and where citizens like you can adopt us and vote too!!

    • Me, too, Sandi. It’s such a monumentally emotional day for me; being a “new” citizen & all (in quotes b/c I will be one for 30 years and it will still feel special and new).

      I’m glad you had such a wonderful day Sunday and that everyone was pleasant and good. I think that’s what we are at heart, and I wish our Lamestream Media would show more of that, not just the naughty stuff.


  2. Oh, I love this sentiment, MJ. It’s such an important expression of who you are and what is best about America–the love, the hope, the dream come true.
    Hugs to you, my dear!

    • I’m glad; if you learn nothing else about me through this experience, know that I love this great land, and the people who’ve welcomed me into it. It’s no disrespect to my beloved homeland, but finding “home” in a new place has a special significance to me that will forever remain treasured.


    • the best part of standing in line was chatting with the Vietnam Vet who, by the end of our talk (he did most of the talking), was showing me pictures of his boy in Afghanistan. *Chills*. Some people just need to be heard, it was my privilege to be the one next to him.
      Thank you,

  3. Ballot cast
    done at last
    who’s to win? to end or begin

    the privilege of choosing,
    very moving.

  4. I love “oceannah’s” comment! Yes, we were there when the polls opened this morning, and stood in line for our privilege to vote.
    Well said, MJ!

    • Whee! I went early, about 7:30, but the line was out the door, which made me grin. I had a 9:00 meeting 20 min away and didn’t think I’d make it. Got through the meeting, dashed back around 11 and had about 45 min stand in line. Easy Peasy. MJ

  5. How do you do it? Time after time you strike the right note – it’s awesome MJ, really. The USA should be proud to call you one of its own.
    We voted this afternoon, now we watch and wait!

    • Well .. I can tell you this: from the heart. That’s it.

      And now the wait begins … gonna be a long night and probably feel a little sketchy in the mornin’.

      Cheers! MJ

  6. We’ve all voted as well – including my son. At least we are being examples of exercising our rights whether or not the election turns out as we hope. You are a great example for all of us. Love your patriotism.

    • Awesome! Youngest boy stood in line 2 1/2 hours, and I told him tonight that he’s participating in history – and his smile told me he “got it.”

      The people’s vote is always right 🙂


  7. Yup! I went!

    Love your optimistic opinion of our country. Maybe you’re right. Sometimes it’s hard to tell with all that you can see on t.v.

    • Yay! Good on you 🙂

      There have been some amazing stories of people helping each other in NY, but they’re not getting the press that the bad stuff is getting. Shame on them!


  8. My mom and I went to vote super early today, around 7:30 am. Felt so good to get it done and over with finally! We were both pretty excited. I was thrilled I convinced my mom to vote again.

  9. Thanks for sharing your perspective. I think if we turned off our TVs, we’d all get along a lot better.

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