This week has been like Christmas week for me. I started out the week watching a live podcast on Sunday from the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate of Getting to the Point with Senator Cory Booker and yesterday was Super Tuesday. And, let’s not forget the Republican debate tomorrow night.
If you’ve read my About Me page, it should come as no surprise that I was up well past midnight texting with friends also caught up in the races held on Super Tuesday. There were really no surprises except maybe that Marco Rubio finally won a state (Minnesota where Trump came in third) and what came out of candidates mouths after the votes were counted.
The texts went back and forth. “Rubio won Minnesota.” “HRC lost in our hometown by one vote.” “Who says every vote doesn’t count?!” “HRC won Massachusetts.” “Phew, some thought Sanders would get Massachusetts as it is in his back yard.” “Did I just hear Chris Christie say that Donald Trump was going to unite the country?”
Christie’s body language during Trump’s speech prompted a Twitter hashtag #FreeChrisChristie as the twitterverse felt Trump may have been holding Christie hostage. I think Christie is a decent guy, although his political views and mine are not the same. My take on his body language is that he is as shocked and disgusted with himself for selling out on the Republican Party and our country to join forces with Trump (and for a chance to be Veep) as the rest of us Republicans and Democrats are with him.
With my focus clearly on the political arena, I decided to choose for this week’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday post one of the many quotes from Cory Booker still scattered over my desk from Sunday’s podcast and my Monday Motivations post.
Senator Booker’s quote can be applied to all areas of life from our writing and blogging to going to the gym or our careers and community service work. He reminds us to keep trying whatever it is we want to accomplish especially when we have gotten off track. Failure does not occur until we stop trying. It takes courage and tenacity to continue on and not quit particularly when we have yet to see the results we are looking to achieve.
What will you have the courage to continue this week?
For more information on Senator Booker, you can visit the Amazon page for his new book United, his Wikipedia page, his official web page, or his campaign web site. Senator Booker is also active on Facebook and Twitter.
Thanks to Colleen over at Silver Threading for facilitating this weekly community event.