Last week was the traditional Lao New Year, reminding me of the things I miss from Laos, such as the best mangos in the world.
It also makes me think about inspiring human beings I have met, and how you might come across role models where you least expect it.
When asked about their role models many mention the obvious and famous ones, from Emma Watson to Nelson Mandela.
If you take a closer look, you might be able to find outstanding role models among those often ignored. I did.
Madame May was the cleaner in our office. This is not her full name, but that is what we called her. She would probably be very embarrassed, if she knew what I am writing about her; so, out of respect, I will not reveal her true name.
Here is why she became my role model. [Read more…]