Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Do you have any heroes in your life? I think in the world today we often get confused about about what a true hero is. Many of us pin that label on Entertainers, Sports stars or politicians. The problem is that we build these people up to be even more then they are. I've personally never gotten into all the gossip surrounding all the personalities that are in the daily news. I look to each group for what they bring into my life: Entertainers - how much I enjoy their show, movie or song. Sports stars - how they perform on the filed of play. Politicians - what they do for the betterment of society or what they do with issues that are important to me. I think we all forget that these are people just like you & me. They make mistakes just like each of us do & rarely do they deserve the label of hero.

So do heroes exist today? I believe there are heroes all around us. To me surrounding ourselves with heroes can lead us to more growth in our lives. This growth can be in many different areas but the best part is that you will have people around you that you can pattern your behavior & life after. Certainly there are heroes that do amazing things, I'll never forget all the sacrifices our men & women in the military make everyday or the person who runs into a burning house to save the people inside. These are amazing people in a moment of decision but to me finding the people that do the right thing everyday of their life are the people to surround yourself with. These are the people that will truly help change your life. Find the people that can enhance the things that are important to you in your life. Listen to them, learn from them & your life will be amazingly full of joy.

Remember that you too can be hero to someone else. Yes, you!! You have the ability within you to do amazing things & to help others discover their own hidden talents. Be a hero for your children, your church or your friends. Show them the way to be more loving & grateful or show them what you've learned in your life that can help them grow beyond where they are now. Discover the hero within you, believe in yourself because I know you can do amazing things!

Till tomorrow,


Quote of the day: "Find the hero within you & be the shinning light for everyone involved in your life!"


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All American x5 said...

Great post. I agree. No wonder our children are confused these days as to what is right and wrong. They look up to the wrong people!

pr0udmom0f3 said...

Very nice post! I have a hero. It's not Superman or Brendan Frasier. This person sadly is no longer alive.

It is my Deceased Donor who was kind enough to donate his/her organs, tissues and eyes.

My gift from them was the gift of sight being (slowly) restored in my Left Eye.

As a mother of three kids, age 10 and under to 5, its one of the greatest things that has ever happened to me. To get a gift such as a new Cornea can NEVER be topped.

Timberwolf123 said...

American, thanks I believe we teach our kids to make the wrong people heroes. A true hero can be hard to find for some but better to look for a while then to believe in someone who isn't.


Thanks a wonderful story. I've always been an organ donor because I believe in giving to helps others. I glad you found a donor & you're able to see more for your kids.



Coffee With Marty said...

Oh Bill... you are my hero. What would I do without you? I'm so glad that our paths have crossed. I enjoy reading your posts everyday, and when you comment on my blog, the words you choose always seem to make my day a little better. I just had to tell you that today.

And yes, I'm going to find a hero within me someday. :)

Healing Morning said...

One of my favorite quotes is attributed to Helen Hayes:

"We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too."

I have that one recorded in my personal book of favorite quotes to remind me that we ARE all extraordinary beings, walking this earth school, learning and bestowing light in our own unique ways. Sometimes it is easy to forget that we're capable of inspiring, just as we are inspired by others. That quote gives me a gentle reminder when I most need it.

Thank you for giving voice to the multi-layered meaning and applications of the word "hero". I am quite confident people label you as such very often!

Hugs back!