He talked about all the wonderful, fantastic things he usually does – about living with love and how sometimes being the most vulnerable is actually being the strongest, because it takes a lot to be that vulnerable.
As you may have seen, I’ve been a little crabby since I’ve moved to New York. I’ve been ultra-emotional, and just generally not a person I really liked all that much.
And sometimes I have even thought, “What would Cory Booker be doing here? This isn’t how he would act”… and yet, I acted that way anyway.
Well, today, I re-met him. And I was all, “I don’t know if you remember me. We tweeted. I ran 52 half marathons in 52 weeks.” And he was all, “Of course I remember!” He stood up and said, “You’re amazing!” I exclaimed, “You’re amazing!” (Just a good ol’ argument over who’s more amazing – there’s a vine of it here… Oh, and he tweeted that he loved the Vine :-))
As I was leaving, he told me to “Keep inspiring.”
And those words really resonated with me, because I wondered, “Am I actually inspiring anybody lately?” (I’ve been kind of a needy sourpuss since I moved to New York.) I actually have more about that in an upcoming post, so I won’t waste our time on it here. (Let’s not dwell, right? :-P)
But it was a very nice (very friendly) slap in the face of like, “Hey, be a good person.”
…And it makes me want to work a little harder to be a better person.
Side note: As I got there, someone was buying his book from the table in the lobby, which had no line. It wouldn’t have dawned on me without that person, “Oh yeah. I should just get the book now. I’m obviously gonna get the book. And this was the most spectacular decision because after the talk, there was a huge line to buy the book and I got to go straight to the line for the signing – which was awesome, because then I made it out in time to go to Last Week Tonight!