Big Little Brother

Leaders become great, not because of their power but their ability to empower others.

In honor of my younger brother Paul turning seventeen on Saturday, this weeks blog post is all about one of my favorite people in the world.


Paul has been taller than me since I was thirteen. It’s kind of comical. I guess that makes him my

big little brother.

Even though he’s younger than me and I’m “supposed” to be the one to influence him, I’ve always aspired to be like him. Paul is one of the most kind-hearted people I know. He has the sweetest servant heart and pours out love everywhere he goes. We’ve been close ever since we were kids. I honestly can say that he is one of my best friends and my first pick for a fun Saturday night. He’s been there for me through it all and continues to show me every day that he’s there for me especially when it feels like I am alone.

He’s constantly pushing me to pursue my dreams and supporting my every move. I’ve watched him chase his dream of being a collegiate athlete over the past few years and his drive for success is unlike anything I have ever witnessed.

Paul is a leader.

He’s the kind of leader I hope to be one day. There’s something about his presence that undeniable says leader. Being a leader isn’t something you get to choose, it’s something you are born with. But there are choices every leader has to make. Paul wakes up every single day with a joyful spirit and lifts up every person in his life. I’ve watched him lead his sports teams and become the person that he is meant to be. A leader. There are few people like my brother out there in the world and I’m so lucky to live under the same roof as him.

If while reading this you thought to yourself, “Wow this reminds me of …” you should tell them. There are leaders being born every single day. Sometimes, they just don’t know it yet.