By Nancy Stoops
There is so much good left in our world. I run into wonderful people daily. In my eyes you don’t have to acquire super powers or wear a cape to be a hero. For me, a hero is somebody that models all the good characteristics one should have. A hero is a person that lives up to their potential and strives to be better each and everyday. A hero is a person that gives fully of themselves because it’s the right thing to do and doesn’t expect anything in return. Look around and you will see plenty of everyday heroes. You will find them teaching our children, protecting our community, mentoring others, saving lives and putting out fires, giving grants and scholarships and modeling who we’re intended to be in this world.
Giving unconditionally is one of the greatest gifts one can offer to this world. It is the stuff that can make another understand, just how important their existence is to this world. It can literally save the life of another. Sometimes people just need a break and being an everyday hero can offer that break for another human being. Don’t take your life for granted instead strive to be an everyday hero. Being an everyday hero doesn’t require lots of letters after your name or a fancy college degree. You can make a huge influence by just being the wonderful person you already are and by sharing your kindness and compassion with another.
Our youth needs heroes and a sense of hope in a very chaotic time in our world. It is our job to be everyday heroes and guide them. Strive to be your best each and everyday. If you do this I’m sure your inner most everyday hero will be unveiled for the world to see!!!!
This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T. Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a private practice in Diamond Bar and is currently accepting new clients; she is also a motivational speaker who can inspire your employees or group members. Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups on how to manage anger. For more information about any of these services feel free to contact her at (909) 229-0727. You may e-mail Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may purchase Nancy’s books, Live, Heal and Grow and Midnight the therapy Dog at Amazon.com.