Happy New Year,
As a Veteran; man, father, grandfather, and educator, I have various interests of focus I could write on. However, coming out of a very polarizing year I feel that I currently need to focus on two critical areas: health & civic engagement! Why these two areas?
Regardless of which political party you identify with (or don’t identify with) the fact is you as a human being can’t realize your hopes, and dreams if you are not healthy, and/or don’t have access to adequate quality health care. So regardless of what you want to do with your life……you can’t do it without good health!
In a democratic society (as the U.S. has) the citizens are responsible for electing representatives, who will create and support laws that govern the quality of life for its people. And the more people who participate in the democratic process, the better outcomes for ALL citizens, and residents.
So, I’m starting the new year by encouraging every person to honestly evaluate your participation in how actively you participate in your own health? How actively do you engage in your local, state, and federal elections, and how actively do you advocate for family & friends to do the same? Your quality of life depends on it!
I will write in more detail about these two topics soon. You may join the conversation by responding at the end of this article: or you may contact the writer directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s a new year, why not make your voice heard!