True Ingredients of a Role Model

A role model for life is someone with good character. People with good character not only have respect for others, but also hold to their integrity. People with good character are down to earth, pragmatic, self-sacrificing, and well rounded. These type of people abound with life and know how to utilize their abilities in order to succeed. Someone with good character acknowledges the needs of others as well as their own necessities. For example, my mother devoted five years of her life to running the youth group at our church. She is a woman of very good character, and I am not just being bias. She was charitable for devoting her personal time to the Christian community. My mother is courteous, kind-hearted, others-centered, down to earth, entertaining, and filled with integrity. She recognized that our church was in need of a youth organization. With faith that knew God would equip her for the job, my mother formed our church’s Senior and Junior High youth groups. At one point there were over two hundred members in the youth groups. When someone has good character, people enjoy their presence and the rewards their character reaps. A role model for life is someone with good character. I am utterly grateful for the role model God gave me – my mother, Debra.

Published by Author Stacy A. Padula

Stacy Padula has spent the last 14 years working daily with teenagers as a college counselor, mentor, and life coach. She was named "Top Inspirational Author of the Year" for 2022 by the International Association of Top Professionals (New York, NY). In 2021, she was broadcast on the famous Reuters Building in Times Square as "Empowered Woman of the Year." Her Gripped book series is currently being adapted for TV by Emmy-winning producer Mark Blutman. She is the founder and CEO of Briley & Baxter Publications: a publishing company that donates a portion of its proceeds to animal rescues each month. She has edited and published a variety of titles, including Boston Bruins Anthem Singer Todd Angilly and Rachel Goguen's The Adventures of Owen & the Anthem Singer, LaTonya Pinkard of Netflix's Last Chance U's Nate & His Magic Lion, and former NHL player Norm Beaudin's memoir The Original: Living Life Through Hockey. Stacy resides in Plymouth, Massachusetts with her husband Tim and two miniature dachshunds, Briley and Baxter.

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