The Kind of Person I Most Admire

There's a question Branden Harvey asks each guest at the end of his Sounds Good podcast--

How would you describe the kind of person you most admire in the world?

Here's my answer:


The kind of person I most admire is wholeheartedly devoted to the Lord, in heart, in soul, in their work, in their love, and in their entire life.

The kind of person I most admire is well-read, well-cultured, curious, interested, and a lifelong learner in a variety of capacities.

The kind of person I most admire is active, wild, an explorer, a seer and a doer, a traveler with a sense of whimsy, willing to be go down new paths, see what's behind closed doors, and discover the beauty everywhere.

The kind of person I most admire is intelligent, well-spoken, confident, and always an asker of questions that go beyond the surface of both people and ideas.

The kind of person I most admire dedicates their work, their time, and their energy to pursuing a passion, a cause, or a line of work they are emphatic about, even when it's challenging.

The kind of person I most admire is a people-gatherer, a community-builder, a lover of the least of these, an advocate for the underdog, a disciple and a mentor, a fiercely caring friend.

The kind of person I most admire has respect for all things-- humans, our planet, our food and how it is raised and grown, people's hard work, strangers or authority figures or the homeless man on the street corner. 

The kind of person I most admire is humble, willing to be wrong, fluent in "I'm sorry" and "will you forgive me," graceful and grace-filled and grace-giving.

The kind of person I most admire has a lightness, a radiance, a joy, a bubbling over of laughter, a spirit of playful energy, the ability to let loose and laugh easily and share happiness effortlessly.

The kind of person I most admire uses their power for good, uses their platform to share hope and encouragement, uses their abilities to better the world, uses their time productively.

In summary..

Humble, not arrogant.

Intelligent, not ignorant.

Loyal, not flaky.

Gracious, not selfish.

Committed, not disengaged.

Curious, not complacent.

Brave, not timid.

Joyful, not burdened.

Passionate, not passive.


Now, your turn: describe the person YOU most admire in the world!

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