“Horton Hears a Who” by Dr. Seuss

Horton Hears a Who

As I recall, Horton the elephant tried desperately to save an inhabited little “world”. He believed in something so strongly that he inspired the inhabitants of this little world, the “Whos”, to fight for their existence.

And all it took to be taken seriously was one last little “Who” to raise her voice and make some noise.

Although I personally decided not to run for re-election, I’m a bit emotional over the results of the most recent election on June 8th. There were people so well-qualified who didn’t win, truly good people with their hearts in the right place and their integrity intact. 

Never before have I been emotional about any election, not even my own election and victory as a political newcomer two years ago. There are two ways to go with this:

  • Shall I  step back and not care as much?
  • Or shall I put the pedal to the metal and get out there full force to help a candidate campaign to win?

There are so many mixed feelings I have about this because I’d never been particularly political. One reason is because of the “typical politician-type” who quite frankly, is a complete turn-off for me. However, I’ve always wanted to do the right thing for my community, be a responsible citizen, pay my taxes, floss daily, etc.

A vast majority of my community feels the same way I do about how deeply they want to get involved in politics…

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” — Dr. Seuss (?)

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