Actually Vote!!


There’s a wave coming, and it’s been building in size and intensity for quite some time here in the U.S.  No, I’m not talking about Hurricane Zeta that hit the Gulf Coast and left over two million people without power.  My heart goes out to the people in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas who have been  hit with storm after storm this year — an atmospheric instability brought on by climate change that only a very few still don’t recognize as a legitimate threat to humanity.

But this is #WATWB Friday and I’m supposed to be posting feel good stories, so I’m going to do one better with this “hella catchy” video, as my oldest said, about getting out the vote.  Our world suffers greatly from overuse, over consumption, and an overworked planet, wreaking havoc on all species, including humans.  Isn’t it time we gave Momma a hand and did our part?  Remember, people, there is no Planet B.

My oldest also said something the other day that made me tear up. I can’t recall the exact words because I got all verklempt when she uttered them, so struck was I by their essence, but the gist was:  how exciting it is to be part of something so big – a cultural evolution in the making that, hopefully, is gonna turn this world around, making it better for everyone.

To that end — and man, I hope you’re eligible — get out and Actually Vote. If you need some motivation, listen to this hella catchy tune!  Go ahead, make it trendy!


It’s the last Friday of the month.  Time to share the good news on We Are the World Blogfest — #WATWB — a monthly good news trip around the world.  May we all be energized and rejuvenated by the good news.

If you’re interested in joining our Blog Hop, the guidelines are as follows:

1. Keep your post to below 500 words;

2. Link to a human news story on the last Friday of each month that demonstrates love, kindness, humanity, support, open-mindedness, you know, that kind of stuff, but no proselytizing, preaching or inconsiderateness toward others;

3. Post on the last Friday of the month in sharing the good news.  No story is too big or small;

4. Place the WE ARE THE WORLD Badge on your sidebar and help spread the word on social media using the #WATWB hashtag;

5. Read and comment on others’ posts, play nice, and make friends;

6. To sign up, add your link to the WE ARE THE WORLD Linky List below.

Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list.  This month’s cohosts are:

Sylvia McGrath,  Mary J. Giese,  Shilpa Garg, Sylvia Stein, and  Belinda McGrath Witzenhausen

The idea is to spread #positivity and #light to counterbalance the #negativity and #darkness in #socialmedia these days.

Now quit reading and GO VOTE!!

pam lazos 10.30.20


About Pam Lazos

writer, blogger, environmentally hopeful
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34 Responses to Actually Vote!!

  1. PAM! I hope you’re doing okay! Ugh it’s been a while. I’m right at the start of finals stuff, which is going to be nuts, but I’m trying to touch base with folks as much as I can. Did you have a good Thanksgiving? I didn’t have to cook, so that was a win! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Pam Lazos says:

      Lovely though low key Thanksgiving. I am trying to dial back a bit since Covid has left me feeling anxious. The isolation from friends and family definitely takes its toll. Don’t ever worry about not getting to things. I am the same and it’s not good for your mental health. We women are our own worst enemies at times. You got this — book launches, grading papers, homeschooling kids — and it’s all going to be fine, even if sometimes it’s not. So deep breath and carry on, Jean. xoxo

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  2. theburningheart says:

    Great post! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jkaybay says:

    That is a catchy tune! Did you see Saturday Night Live last night? They had a good sketch called Strollin’ to the Polls.
    Can I share my new blog with you, Pam? It will focus on highlighting ethical products for people on budget – I feel that it’s an important topic as we face climate change in the face of a pandemic-induced recession.

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  4. Love the ‘no Planet B’. Well, Elon Musk is working on that but it’s still a decade away. I’m not sure I can wait.

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  5. Damyanti Biswas says:

    It is indeed important to vote. A lot of people do not realise how important each vote is.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. bikerchick57 says:

    I have voted blue and wait on pins and needles for the outcome. I truly, sincerely hope there is a huge blue wave and that there is no room for Trump to steal the election. I have had enough of the hate, lies, racism and narcissism in the White House.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. Not only should your readers vote, it would be great if they vote blue. 🔵🟦🔷

    Liked by 5 people

  8. Pam, you brightened my day in sharing that your daughter is optimistic about “a cultural evolution in the making that, hopefully, is gonna turn this world around, making it better for everyone.” Our younger generations have to get involved. Their future is at stake.

    Liked by 3 people

  9. Susan Scott says:

    I’m on tenter hooks for the US Pam … but let’s hope, like your eldest said, that we’re part of something monumental and change can be for the better for everyone! Great post for #WATWB and have a great weekend 🙂 xx

    Liked by 4 people

  10. Ally Bean says:

    Excellent advice. Have voted already, hoping for the best.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Hilary says:

    Hi Pam – love the appropriate song … thank you – glad you’ve voted. Let’s hope … we need peace and appreciation of each other … all the best – Hilary

    Liked by 1 person

  12. mistermuse says:

    “Let’s make it trendy” is all well and good —
    But why not vote BECAUSE WE SHOULD?
    ‘Following the crowd’ is no more than Trump voters do;
    Doing what’s RIGHT trumps the thoughtless “me too.”
    There’s nothing wrong with being birds of a feather —
    But let’s join the flock ’cause we’re all in this together.

    Liked by 4 people

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