Who are the people around you who inspire you to be better?
Are there “ordinary” people in your community, family or workplace whose example makes you think, “I should be more like that”?
There’s a guy who lives at the opposite end of my block. Three times last winter, I came out to find that the snow had been cleared from the sidewalks on both sides of the street. I only found out who did it because I caught him in the act early one morning.
Then a few weeks back, I saw that he had gone down the block and raked the leaves out of the gutters along that same stretch so that a heavy rainfall could drain away.
It makes me feel very small to see how this guy so unobtrusively pulls the weight for the whole danged block. Just sees what needs doing and says “Why not me?”.
I should be more like that.