Can you believe that it is October already? I really can't. This has been the fastest passing year in my entire life so far! This month I will be blogging everyday and all my posts will be related to "vote" somehow. I am by far not a political person at all. I do not share my political opinions with anyone except for my husband. I am not a debater. So today I am going to tell why I think it is important to vote.
Voting is a choice where out of three hundred and five million, three hundred and eight thousand, one hundred and twenty three (305,308,123) voices, yours can be heard on that day. Elected individuals will make numerous decisions effecting your life. Even if some decisions don't effect you directly, it more than likely will effect someone you love or care about. If you choose not to vote, because you don't think your one vote will not make a difference, then there is no reason to complain, complain, and complain about the way the government is spending your tax dollars or deciding what you can and can not do. Voting is a chance to 'tell' the government how you feel...If you want change-VOTE! It's that simple in my world. You also must face the fact that you may not get the change that you want, but at least you tried. That is what is most important. It's gonna be McCain/Palin or Obama/Biden. There are going to be a lot of people who do not get their choice. But the winner will be elected by our votes and whoever has the most will lead this country.
Now on to other things. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
photo from Our Red Thread Journey
Please read: Make Breast Health A Year Round Concern.
- Early detection as well as educating yourself about breast cancer can two of the best possible "medicines" toward fighting the disease.
- Mark on your calendar each month for a self exam.
- At age 40, women should begin annual mammographies.
- Make checking your breasts in the shower a regular activity
- Download a self exam card here for free (just click on download)
- Awesome jewelry from the breast cancer site store
- Click this button everyday! You are helping a woman in need get a free mammogram!!
- Send an e-card and fund breast cancer research!
- Print and give out these flyers to everyone you know and love!
- Donate money!!
- Build-A Bear is offering a Hopeful Wishes Teddy II for $25
- Eat PINK M&M's!!
- Show your true colors, show your passion!
- Add this pic to all your outgoing emails!
- Show your support with Post-it® Super Sticky Notes for Breast Cancer Awareness.
- Shop at The Pink Ribbon Shop...they have everything!
- Read the Breast Health Resource Guide (7th edition) from Avon
- Buy something from Save The TaTas :)
Next, the countdown to Halloween starts! I'm still trying to decide what Lil'D is going to dress up as. Every year we go to our church's Fall Fun Festival. I really don't like how the Thomas The Train costumes look, they are not really that fun and he's never going to keep anything on his head or face. I'm thinking about a ghost: Cut a hole in a white sheet, put his head through it, pat his head down with white powder and put a little black around his eyes. He has been all about ghosts for the past couple of days so this might be it.photo from joanwear.com
Have a marvelous day!!