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40 THINGS I’VE LEARNED AT 40: #6

Cousins!

My cousin Nathan inspires me, and I just hope I’ve been a good role model for him.

#6  You influence more people than you realize.  It’s surprising how many people look up to you or follow your example.   Be aware that people who you would want to set a good example for — younger relatives, for example, or even your peers — pay attention to how you act and what you say.  Don’t change who you are for them, but when given opportunities to take positive courses of action, take them, knowing that you could be inspiring someone without you even knowing it.  What do you want to show them?