”Some athletes & celebrities say ‘I’m not a role model.’ I say ‘Yes you are, you’re just not a very good one.’” - Tim Tebow
If you spend time with children whether you’re a teacher, babysitter, parent, i can promise you that those children are watching you, trying to decide how to LIVE THEIR LIFE based on how YOU LIVE YOURS. We can be an EXAMPLE for children and people of WHAT TO DO and HOW TO ACT, or we can be an example of WHAT NOT TO DO and HOW NOT TO ACT. The choice is simple and the choice is all yours.
Some of you might be thinking, “there’s no way i’m a role model to anyone” and maybe we aren’t, but i can gaurentee, SOMEONE is watching you and what you do. Strangers watch us. I love to people watch, which means that others enjoy people watching as well, which means people are watching me and they are watching you. You have to the power to show them what KIND of PERSON you are by the way that you act, you have the CHOICE to show them how to BE KIND and how to BE HAPPY and how to be FORIGVING. Or you have the choice to show them that you choose the EASY way out in life. That you choose to be selfish rather than selfless.
Chances are that we all have someone WATCHING us and our BEHAVIOR, seeing what KIND of PERSON we are, deciding what they are going to do by inspecting our ACTIONS. We ALL have the responsibility of being a ROLE MODEL… it’s up to you what KIND you want to BE.
P.S. We will never achieve perfection. So try to do the right thing, but give yourself a break when you make a mistake, because we are human and we will all make mistakes for the rest of our lives. We all mess up, we all fall short and we all need forgiveness.