A Tribute to my Dad: Influential Role Model
Who is it for you?
Who is your role model?
If you had to answer this question with no time to think, who would say? Maybe it would Lebron James or Adele, or Taylor Swift. But, if you had really had time to think about this question, and I mean really think, would your answer differ? Think about it! Do you have any communication with these people? Well, I guess in this day and age, you might be lucky enough to have one of these "stars" tweet you back in the midst of all of their tweets. But, is this meaningful? I am not here to bash these people, I love the Heat and always catch myself humming a tune from Adele as I go throughout my daily routines. But who is that person in your life that you can actually talk to, one who you can share anything with, one who truly loves you, one who confronts you when you mess up?
This is the kind of role model I am referring to, the person who is there for you when you need it the most. Having Lebron James or Taylor swift as people you admire and appreciate, but having someone who is there for you should be the person you are modeling your life after. I am not saying you shouldn't be aspiring to be one of these people when you grow up; if that is your dream, then live it to the fullest! What I am saying is simply to find that special person who you can actually talk with on a intimate level and share personal things with.
Who Is That Person in my Life?
Who is that person in my life? My dad is my role model, and I know this may sound corny, so sit back and relax while I explain.
My dad is not the smartest man alive(he didn't even finish college), but he sure does know how to give me advice when I need it the most. So, maybe you could call him a smart man!
My dad is not the richest man alive(actually does not have a lot of money at all), but he teaches me how to use the money I have wisely and does so himself. So maybe you could call him rich, because he is wise with the little money he does have!
My dad is not the hardest-working dad alive(because of health reasons), but he is the best stay-at-home dad you could ever have. He cleans the house, walks the dogs, and does all the shopping, and even with a smile! So I guess you could call him a hard-working man!
My dad is not the strongest man alive(actually not really at all) but he is the most compassionate and tender hearted man I have ever met. He listens when I need someone to talk to and shares advice with me when I need help. But, maybe in reality, maybe that is what strength is, maybe you could call him a strong man!
My dad is the not the most talented man alive(unless you count winning chess tournaments as a kid in grammar school), but what he is good at is being there for his children. So I guess you could call him talented, because that is a rather difficult chore!
For these reasons and many more, my dad is my role model. Not because he is some star on the television set or the stage, but because he is someone who is just there for me. He is someone who calls me(I live on my own with my twin brother), just to talk and ask how I am doing. Or to clue me in on how the Redsox did the other night because I missed the game while at work. He is someone who gives me advice and lets me know when I have a made a mistake. He then goes above and beyond to help me fix that mistake, learn from that mistake, and help me become a better person. I know with utmost certainty that I can go him whenever with whatever I am dealing with, and he will be there for me. Night or day, my dad is there for me.
Why do I mention my dad and why do I ask you who your role model is?
Because having a role model is a blessing in disguise, it is a prayer answered, it is the cherry on your favorite ice cream sundae.(sorry, I get out of hand sometimes)
Again, I am not bashing celebrities here. I love sports and music. I played soccer and basketball in highschool, and traveled all around the country and outside of the country singing while in college. If your dream is to be a singer or a professional sports player, then live out that dream, do not let me stop you!
The point I am trying to convey here, is that your role model should be the one who you look to and one whom you can mirror your life after. Your role model should be someone who is in your world, someone who you can watch live their life. Someone you can take notes on, if you will, someone who can influence your life. Someone who you can physically observe living life!
So, I leave you with the question I asked in the beginning: Who Do You Mirror?