Grace Under Pressure
By: Kara Posner
I have a particularly impressive friend who is a constant role model for me. It’s not that she’s taken up Mother Teresa’s work or is curing cancer; it’s that she’s had some shining moments where she has acted and reacted admirably.
One of the more light-hearted moments was on an idle Saturday night. We were cruising through the university bar area of the city indulging in some inner-childish behavior. The car windows were down, we were blaring Elton John’s, “I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues” while howling along at the top of our lungs. The moment was made particularly memorable when her recently stinging ex walked around the corner and spotted us in mid-Elton-rhapsody. I think I would have done a nose dive into the steering wheel out of mortification. She quickly moved her hand from a tentative return wave to the volume knob, turned up the “Blues” and continue her singing. I was amazed at her grace. And I was happy to be able to giggle with her about that for weeks.
Who do you turn to for inspiration and role modeling?
- My parents are the best role models and friends I could ever find.
- The people I spend time with are great but not inspirational. When I need role models I look to the Forbes 500 list.
- People come and go from my life and I may or may not learn anything from them. I’ve learned that I have to find inspiration from within myself.
- My best friends inspire me, I’ve found some great soul mates.