We all need role models. We all need people to look up to and those who inspire us.
One of them is my friend, who works with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and those who have behavioural problems. He has a way of seeing the world from their perspective, when so many other people in their lives may never have done that. He inspires me and I always enjoy our phone calls when he tells me stories of what he’s been doing or what he’s learnt.
But even those we look up to need to be reminded how they’re changing lives. Often in our work, it can be hard to see for ourselves because we see it as “just doing our jobs”. But for more people than we will ever know, we are changing their lives, serving them and inspiring them to be role models for others.
Is there a role model in your life who you can affirm and remind of their value today?