BE A HERO

BE A HERO

Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s.

Lines that I love.  Wow!!
And so I wish to say today – Live like a hero. That’s what the classics teach us. Be a main character. Be a hero.  Otherwise what is life for?

Are you one of those who believe that the only heroes out there are the people you see on screen or whose names you see flashed across news headlines? Well, honestly, there is so much that makes a hero. And it has nothing to do with your money, status or power. And it most certainly has nothing to do with wearing a cape or possessing unbridled superpowers. The vast majority of humans wouldn’t be world changers like Gandhi, Mandela or Mother Teresa, but we can all change the part of the world we are placed in,even if it is a small part.

If you are a teacher, remember that everyday you walk into the classroom, you have the privilege to shape young minds and hearts. Children and families count on you. You have the chance to be a hero. If you are a doctor, your healing words in addition to your prescription can make you a hero. At your workplace, anywhere, and whatever your role, you can be a hero by simply building gratitude into your schedule, and giving credit, encouragement and positive exhortation regularly. Our great soldiers who sacrifice everything to defend our borders or cultures or our freedoms are indeed heroes to us .All you have to be is an individual with a desire to make a positive difference. To heed your call of action.

Stand up for a friend or colleague being treated unfairly at work. Buy a meal for an impoverished child. Visit an Old Age Home. Listen to a hurt heart without judgement. Make someone feel special today. Battle your own illnesses. Little things make you a hero! A meaningful life is made up of a series of daily acts of decency and kindness, which add up to something truly heroic over the course of a lifetime.

Think of people in your life who have been your heroes. Think of the times you have been in despair, hopeless and helpless, lost and aimless, scared and lonely. Only to have some hero come along and help you through a tough time. Think about how their simple heroism made you feel. Each hero is more or less the same, and all of them are grounded in being human. Ordinary. Humble.  Someone who doesn’t need magic or unbelievable gadgets to help others or change the world. Someone like you. Someone like me.

Now tell me, when your moment comes, will you take your chance to be somebody’s Hero?

Love, Light and A Hero’s Journey to all..
SK

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