Choosing Leaders

It’s that time again. No, not the “let’s go look at fall colors” time or pumpkin-spice latte time. Not even jack o’lantern time. Well, actually it is time for all of those, but I’m talking about something else.

Something we dread.

We’re nearing election time.

I know it’s an off-year for presidential elections, but there are other issues and positions up for grabs. And being in a democratic society, we have the opportunity to choose who our leaders are.

So, what makes a good leader?

Ironically, author and organizational expert Simon Sinek states, “Leadership is not about the next election; it’s about the next generation.” What? Not about the election?

Think about it. When we elect a leader, we’re putting our trust in someone to protect our future, the future of our children, and the future of the country.

So, instead of belittling someone for having a different opinion, let’s use our brains to decide on the best leaders of the available candidates.

Please don’t post nasty comments on this blog. We don’t need those. There are plenty on social media to scorch our fingers and our eyes. And some of us have lost friends who disagree with us.

Let’s do our homework and vote for who and what would be best for our families, our communities, and our country.

Most of all, let’s get out and vote. If you don’t exercise your right to vote, you don’t have the right to complain about the outcome! ent:0in