If you are given a chance to be a role model, I think you should always take it because you can influence a person's life in a positive light, and that's what I want to do. That's what it's all about.
I felt my purple fingers grip the frozen shaft of the hockey stick as I pushed the puck into the net. It was my first goal. I was skating on my uncle's backyard rink. It was my first time ever gliding on ice and my Uncle Matt just showed me how to play, the most fun game on earth. After I scored that goal I looked to my favorite relative, my uncle. He smiled back at me and told me how proud he is. I couldn't have been happier. I looked up to my uncle and realized that he was the best role model I could have.
My Uncle has been my role model since I was a little boy. Me being the oldest brother, he was like the older sibling I never had. He would always find ways to make me laugh and smile. My Uncle Matt was always giving me advice and teaching me new things. He taught me my table manners and many other things that shaped me into the person that I am today. He also taught me how to play hockey and lacrosse. Because he was captain of his college team, I respected and followed him.
One of the main things my uncle taught me, that I hold dearly is how to play hockey. My uncle ran my first practice and taught me how to skate on his backyard rink. He taught me how to shoot and how to check. The things he has taught me have stuck with me my whole life. When I was little I wanted to grow up and be like my Uncle Matt. Today I still want to be like him when I’m older.
Another thing about my Uncle Matt is his loyalty to his family. He would always take care of his mom and dad. He would say thank you and do anything they asked. He was constantly grateful for their presence. He taught me to act that way around my parents. He also effected people around me. He taught me how to be a role model, so my two younger brothers could look up to me like I did to my Uncle Matt.
My Uncle Matt is a great person to have in your life. He is a great role model and mentor. He teaches me many things and shows me the right path. Know one is as smart and as kind as my Uncle Matt.