Motivational Monday- November 9 As I thought and prayed about what I would say as a means of encouragement to you for this week, I want you to stress to your sons the word perseverance. The word perseverance means that they should never give up no matter how hard things get in life. I know things maybe difficult for some of them not being able to attend school in person everyday and having to do school virtually, but they must persevere during these tough times. They must continue to stay faithful in doing their assignments everyday and giving their very best. I read the life story of the new President-elect Joe Biden and he is a real example of perseverance. Joe Biden’s wife and baby daughter were both killed in a car accident when he first became a senator from Delaware many years ago. His two young sons were hurt very bad in the accident. He had to take the oath of office as a senator while looking after his two young sons in the hospital. After his boys got out of the hospital, he traveled by train to and from Delaware to Washington, D. C. so he could be at home at night to put his young sons to bed because they no longer had a mom. Joe Biden did not give up but persevered during this tragedy. He later remarried to the wife he has now who was a teacher who helped him to raise his two young sons. He and his new wife had a daughter. The first time Joe Biden ran for president he was not chosen by the Democratic party as the candidate. He remained in the Senate and kept working for the people. He was selected by President Obama to be his Vice-president when he ran for president. He served with President Obama for 8 years as Vice-president. When it was time for President Obama to leave as president of the United States, many people wanted Joe Biden to run for president. Joe Biden had another tragedy to take place in his family, his son Beau died of brain cancer. Joe decided not to run for president because he wanted to help take care of his grandchildren because of the death of their father. Joe Biden decided to run for president in 2020 at the age of 77. Many people said he was too old, some said you have already lost twice just forget it, and others said you cannot win. Joe Biden preserved past his age, his past failures and what others said about him to run for the job of president of the United States. On Saturday, November 7th, his perseverance paid off when he became the President-elect of the United States of America. Parents, please stress to your sons never to throw in the towel no matter what others say that they cannot do in life. The All-purpose cleaner that I have under my kitchen sink called formula 409 got the name 409 because the man who made it said he did not get the formula right until the 409th time. Just think if he would have given up at 209, he would not become a millionaire! He persevered until he got the formula right and I am glad he did because it helps me to keep my house clean! DO NOT LET YOUR SON GIVE UP!! Have a great week.