George Switlyk
December 28, 2017
Epilepsy Foundation of Northeast Ohio
December 28, 2017
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Role Model

Many of us have role models in our lives and to most people role models are athletes and movie stars, but to me a role model is much more. To me a role model is a person who has positively influenced someone in life, and is not a person filled with selfishness and greed. They help shape someone’s personality, and characteristics. They are people who someone can look up to for advice in a hard situation, and know that they will give those words of wisdom. They will never judge our past actions, instead only look to help because they really care.

A role model is someone who we should never feel awkward talking to about our problems. A perfect role model for me is my mother. She is a wonderful human being. She’s smart, wise, ambitious, patient and such a loving person. There are no words that can describe my gratitude towards her, but through this essay I will describe some of her characteristics that makes her my role model. To begin with, I would like to describe my mom’s ambition. Life was not easy with her, my father died when my bother was six years old and I was two. She was a single mother of two children and the head of the family.

She woke up every morning with the positive attitude, and a smile on her face, even when she did not feel like it. She was always searching for ways to improve her persona, and live a happier life. My mom has worked really hard to give my brother and I the lifestyle we had. For example on my birthday she saved money for a month to do my birthday party and, she never missed one. My mom’s ambition to succeed in life has allowed her to grow into a wonderful person full of kindness and knowledge. Ambition is a great virtue to have, and that is one reason why my mother is my role model.

My mother is a hard worker, she never complains about her life also, she always gets what she wants. If I ever need my mom’s advice or help she will be always there for me even today. My mother is a wise, smart and educated person, she has not any masters degree and for me she’s an example of what intelligent person should be like. Sometimes she comes home tired from work, and she still makes time for her family. She makes sure that we have done our homework and is always making sure we have everything that we need. I learned from my mother that if I work hard, I will get what I want.

She always advised my brother and I to go to school so that we may become professionals. She always reminds us about the importance of education and knowledge. She always said “you will not get anywhere without hard work”. For example, when I was six years old I told my mom that i hated school and wanted find a job and leave the school. My mom showed me a person who was cleaning streets, and a person who was rich. She said if you want to clean streets you don’t have to go to school, but if you want to be successful and have money go to school and work hard it no matter how smart you are, to be consistent and perseverant is your key.

She has shown me to stand on my own two feet and not be dependent of anyone for the success or failure in my life. Next, my mother taught me to be a positive person, and to help people when they are in need, and of course to do good things in my life. When we help people we are doing a good thing, that’s how good, positive spirit comes and stays around us, and that how we always get good things back. This is a good luck that we make for ourselves. It’s a secret of life, which not everyone believes in or follows it. My mom always says “treat everyone the way you want to be treated”.

She said: “the more you give, the more you get”. Believe in good things that can happen, forgive people if they hurt you and also forget if they did hurt you. For example, joy, health, money, relationships, love, happiness and everything we ever wanted, we can get it by believing in it, and of course we have to do something to get it. My mother is my pride! She fills my heart with all the joy and love. She said that being a parent is her passion and it filled her heart with so much joy. Aside from being an outstanding person, she is a wonderful cook.

I loved to come home from school and smell the great food that she has prepared for the day. Cooking is one of the many things that she has taught me. She always says that it is important for women to know how to cook, because it will help me in life. All of these characteristics that my mother has taught me will help me in my life. Becoming a successful person is a tough thing to do. For example; it requires a lot of hard work and responsibility. Many people do not live this type of life; they would like to live because they are not responsible people.

So in other words, life only requires a little bit of hard work and determination. In conclusion, my mother is the person who has impacted my life the most. She is the most important person in my life and I know that she will be always there for me with help, her love, and her care. She’s a wonderful person, she admires the beauty of life, and as a result she is always in a good mood. Now, like my mother, I’m a positive thinker, and I am a creative person who believes life is what you create it to be. I also know if I have o make any big decisions in my life, I can always ask my mom for advice because she has the wisdom and experience. I also know that she will tell me the truth even if it is not something that I want to hear, but she will tell me with kindness and without any judgment. My mother is my role model because she does so much for me; she gives me everything she has just to make my life easier. I love my mother and I am so thankful that she is the way she is. My mother is always there for me and I would do anything for her.