There is a hero inside of all of us. Yes, inside you and yes, inside me. There is a hero dormant within all of us, just waiting to be called forth. For a hero is anyone with noble qualities, anyone who is there for others, who inspires others, someone who stays strong, who finds the strength to stay the course in difficult times, who contributes meaningfully to others, to their community. We may not all be able to be a hero in all things, but we can all be a hero in something and that alone will make the world a better place.
Every day we all have choices: how to live, how to invest our time, how to respond, what to say or not say. We can always choose to be our best selves, to make a positive difference in the lives of others, to always take the high road.
“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” – Fred Rogers, 1928-2003
“I am convinced that the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs.” – Florence Nightingale, 1820-1910
“I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.” – Maya Angelou, 1928-2014, ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” – Helen Keller, 1880-1968
“Friends are the real superheroes. They battle our worst enemies—loneliness, grief, anxiety, depression, fear, and doubt—every time they come around.” – Richelle E. Goodrich, ‘Smile Anyway’
“A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who really deeply cares.” – Debit Mazar
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier