On positive change

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If my Twitter feed is any indication, the political season is heating up. I just swipe right past all of it.

Don’t get me wrong, I am grateful to live in a country where I have the right to vote. I just don’t believe voting in an election is the greatest tool for impact I have on my country, my personal life, my family, and culture in general.

I believe personal influence over time is more powerful than who we vote for once every 2 to 4 years.

Positive change that lasts…cultural, financial, relational, social, etc…does not happen in monumental shifts or short burst of action.

It’s not who wins an election.

It’s not a new law or some new regulation.

It’s every lesson taught and learned.

It’s every act of gratitude, generosity, sacrifice, encouragement, compassion, and grace.

It’s listening to understand instead of listening to debate.

It’s accepting personal responsibility for problems we could easily wait for someone else to solve.

If you want things to get better. Start with you, and watch it begin to influence the world around you.