Today is an important day to vote, then get behind whoever is elected as our next president and support him in the challenging years ahead. I'm thinking how little we usually express appreciation to one another. It's easier to be critical especially in the political world where everyone seems to be attacking the other person rather than working together for the common good.
I had a neat experience last Sunday in my family history class at church. It was our last class and at the beginning of each lesson, I ask my students to report on what they've done with their family history the past week. I was pleasantly surprised to have several of them compliment me on my teaching of the class. One student said..."You really motivated me to do something on my genealogy." Another was thrilled to have found some more generations of her family on the Internet through a Google Search, etc.
Those moments seem rare in our busy lives. Something to treasure like that rare thank you note or encouraging email that you value so much. Here's a CHALLENGE for today...take a minute to send a note or speak a word of appreciation to someone, then report back on the experience in a comment. Don't forget to vote-how about thanking those who man the voting precincts on this hectic day?