I am a Model

While tempted to skip the gym today because I really wanted to work on my study that I’m behind on, I decided that I needed to stick to my routine and just go. As a compromise, I decided to use the recumbent bike (not my favorite machine) so that I could multitask and work on my study at the same time. I threw on my workout clothes, grabbed a water bottle and my bag full of my books and headed to the gym.  The only bike available was next to a gentleman about twice my age who was pedaling away, minding his own business.

After about 30 minutes of biking and working on my study, I was ready to move on to another exercise. As I grabbed my bag and started to walk away, the older gentleman called out, “Excuse me Miss…”

“Yes?” I answered, expecting that maybe I dropped something.

“Are you a model?” He asked.

What an interesting question to ask a stranger. Usually something like that would catch me off-guard, but without even a pause I replied, “Only for my children.”

He went on to say, “Well you really should be. You’re beautiful.”

I thanked him and went on my way…to the OTHER side of the gym 😉

But I began to think about that conversation – especially my answer to his question.  I may not be paid by Victoria Secret or J. Crew to show off their clothing to prospective buyers; however, one definition of ‘model’ is “One serving as an example to be imitated or compared,” and I fit that definition.

The truth of the matter is, I AM a model!  As a parent, I am a role model every day. There are people who look up to me as an example in many other aspects of life as well. You never really know who is watching you, and who is using you as an example of which to imitate or compare themselves to.

How does that make you feel or think of yourself? Exciting? Humbling? Scary? A mixture of many emotions? Are you a good model? Feel free to leave a comment at the bottom!

Some wisdom on this topic: 1 Timothy 4:11-12, Philippians 3:17


2 Responses

  1. Renee! I think this is an excellent observation! So inspiring! Thank you!

  2. Renee, so true. Whether we like it or not how we live is a model to our kids and any other’s we are around a lot. Great verses too!

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