Thursday, July 29, 2010

Challenge Day 29: Role Model

Who is your adult role model and why?

My parents readily come to mind. They may not have done anything that is considered outstanding by the world's standards, but they live their lives in silent integrity everyday, and make do with what they have. They create joy and beauty out of a situation that is often less than desirable.

In fact, to me, the people who haven't got the spotlight on them, but who choose to live their seemingly small and unrecognised lives in honesty and truth, who face the ordinary hardships of regular life and still come out triumphant at the end of each day, are those from whom I draw inspiration. They are the real heroes. They never get handouts or a hand up. But they work hard and do their best anyway, not because anyone is watching, but because they CHOOSE to.

THAT'S a real role model.

5 comments:

Ruthibelle said...

They could teach us more about the real meaning of quiet, unending persistence and the joys of living than many of the persons we place in the limelight ...

Lynda Young said...

This might sounds strange, but I think my role model is my husband. He approaches everything in such a calm manner. He is patient. He is loving. He is thoughtful.

Ruthibelle said...

It's not strange at all, Lynda. I honestly believe the people we see and interact with everyday should (and often do) have a more profound impact on our lives than icons and images projected on big screens, of whom we really know nothing about.

We should aspire to greatness without forgetting to recognise the greatness in the people around us.

Your husband is an excellent choice :)

Abeni said...

It's my aunt. She is my harshest critic and my biggest supporter. She's always been there in my darkest moments to lead me towards the light.It's not to say our relationship is all sweetness and light but the bottom line is I know that no one in this world has my back as much as she does. I have learnt so much from her where love, dedication and being non judgemental are concerned.

Aging Mommy said...

What a lovely tribute to your parents. Raising a child, raising them right and healthily so they can go out into the world balanced, happy people is a very big challenge. Sounds as if your parents did a great job.