The Hero Within

The Hero Within

“A hero is a real person or a main fictional character who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through feats of ingenuity, courage, or strength.”

Today we’re told our new heroes are nurses and doctors, custodians, and grocery store clerks. Before this virus, we looked passed these same people and instead looked up to actors and athletes as heroes.

Just who fits the definition?

Or do we all? Ultimately, we all face adversity and must rely on our own courage and strength to see ourselves through these difficulties.

As important as it is to recognize and appreciate people who are at the front lines of this pandemic, we also need to realize that every single one of us has a significant role in our society. And that all of our actions count. 

Perhaps if we could all see this–that we all have the potential to be heroes–we might treat one another with respect we have always deserved. Perhaps our society would look very different.

This, again, is not to discount sacrifices of those on the front lines of this pandemic, but to point out that we all deserve to be acknowledged equally.

With this in mind, we appreciate all those in our world striving to overcome current obstacles and care for others. 

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