If you’re looking for a great role model in this day and age, look no further than Leslie Knope. Who is Leslie Knope you ask? Well, she’s the hilariously dedicated, yet loving and inspiring lead character of the hit show Parks and Recreation. You’re missing out if you haven’t seen it. Leslie is the Deputy Director of the Parks Department in the wacky town of Pawnee Indiana and works tirelessly to make the lives of all Pawneeans just a little bit better – even if they don’t always appreciate the help.

So here are 10 reasons why we should all be a little more like Leslie Knope.

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Source: Screen Crush

1. she knows the importance of female friendship

Leslie always makes time for her girlfriends. She even termed February 13 ‘Galentine’s Day’ and spends it with all the women in her life. A day of ladies celebrating ladies.

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Source: The Feminist Feline

2. she knows what’s important in life

Like waffles – and that work comes third.

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Source: Her Campus

3. She’s fierce

She’s super competitive and isn’t afraid to take on a challenge.

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Source: Buzzfeed

4. She works hard

She works so hard and gets bored even thinking about not doing anything.

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Source: Buzzfeed

5. She always gives the perfect presents

Ben’s face just says it all.

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Source: Uproxx

6. she’s not afraid to be nerdy

She’s super organised and loves jammin’ on her planner

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Source: Saved by the Bella

7. she believes in herself

She has a long list of her own role models – and she’s on her own wall of inspiring women!

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Source: Pinterest

8. does anything for her friends

She supports her friends in in everything they do.

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Source: Rebloggy

9. she stands up for women

She’s a feminist and loves to prove that women can do anything.

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Source: Pinterest

10. she knows how to have fun

Who doesn’t love a good dance party?

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Source: Giphy

So live your life like Leslie
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Source: The Huffington Post

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