Thanks for voting

As I write this, I have no idea who won the election.

As I write this, I have no idea who won the election.

Results were announced after press time, so congratulations to whoever the Cariboo-Prince George MP is and congratulations to the next prime minister, who I hope listens to us Canadians, from coast to coast, and actually does what is in the best interest of us all.

Voters headed to the polls yesterday to mark an X on their ballots.

Kudos to them for taking a few moments out of their day to exercise their democratic right to have a say on who should be our voice for the Cariboo-Chilcotin riding and what party should lead this country.

To those who didn’t take the time to vote yesterday, don’t complain if you feel taxes are too high or that important services are being cut, or about anything else the government has control over.

We often point fingers at the government, and sometimes rightfully so, but keep in mind that each and every one of us have a role to play in how this country is led, and part of that role is voting.

But with that thought, also note that we can be leaders every day.

Don’t just leave the job for someone else.

Help out in your community, speak out for change, and don’t give up fighting for what you believe in.

Election Day always reminds us that we do have a say in our future, but that should also be remembered throughout the year.

Even small acts of kindness and courageous determination can shape this country and others’ lives.