“These Are Our Heroes”
Originally Published – Monday, June 17th, 2013 As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary. –Ernest Hemingway
How goes it? It’s been a while since I put together an entry but once Father’s Day rolled around, I found the perfect inspiration towards writing something worthwhile. No matter who you are or where you come from, you had a hero in your lives at one point or another. Chances are when thinking back on that hero or group of heroes, fictional ones tend to come to mind. Without turning this into a Top Billing of sorts, let’s just say that I personally had a lot of heroes growing up.
With their powers and abilities, they were always able to save everyone at the end of the day, and they were the kinds of people that I’d want to be when I grew older. But what of the everyday heroes of the real world? The teachers, doctors, nurses – the unsung saviors of our day and time – are they getting credit where their credit is due? While that question should be answered at another time, I just wanted to bring that up to lead into what I wanted to write about with this entry.
More times often than not, I like to see life as a story that is only as interesting as we make it out to be. Looking back on things, I can’t help but think of how I wouldn’t be where I am now had it not been for the heroes in my life. It would be impossible to sit down and count each and every thing they have done to make me a better person but what is within my grasp is take some of the more obvious acts of heroism forward – to continue the legacy, so to speak.
Knowing how much I’ve gained from others throughout the years, it only makes sense to do the same whenever I can. I’m not saying I’ll be the one to change the world for the better, but I like to think that being a reflection of the unsung heroes before me will play a big part in the long run.