If you are successful in any area of life, remember that somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a lift or an idea that started you in the right direction. Each of us can look back on someone whose simple acts of caring changed our lives—not just by teaching us, but by taking the time to be with us and to believe in us. Decide today that you will make time in your life to mentor someone—that you will give them the gift that only you can give. Don’t just give them what you know, give them who you are. Can’t think of someone to mentor? Don’t let that stop you. Why not become a big person to a little person. Just contact big brothers or big sisters. They’ll show you how “bigs” and “littles” are matched up to create memories that last a lifetime.
Thank you for believing in me before I believed in myself. – Kobi Yamada