Today is a good day to remember everyday heroes.
While many people want us to remember the tragedy of September 11, 2001, I choose to remember the everyday heroes. The firefighters, police officers and ordinary citizens who found an inner strength that day to dig deeper, literally and figuratively, to help others. Lives were saved and hearts were touched as people found new levels of courage, strength and compassion.
Most of us are inspired by people who step up to save the life of another. I’m inspired by ordinary people doing ordinary acts of kindness and compassion like giving a helping hand to an elderly person at the store, giving food to a neighbor in need and smiles for a stranger. So today, I’m calling for everyone to put on their hero cape and offer the world some of your peace and love. There are so many opportunities to offer your care in action on this special day.
Actually the hero label is intimidating and offputting for many. If you can’t vision yourself as an everyday hero, then think of yourself as an ordinary person with an opportunity to be and do a little more today. Maybe this will start a new habit for you: reaching inside to find your greatness. To find and share your inner light, translated as loving kindness in the world, using your gifts and talents to bless the world.
Many organizations have created events to hold this day in a higher vision and energy. As I mentioned in recent posts, today is both the World Day of Prayer and the start of the Compassion Games. Both of those would give you easy opportunities to add your love and light to the world.
Everyday heroes could easily be my blog tag line.
In my writing, poems and Awesome Stories, I aspire to help you thrive, be awesome and live your best life. I want to help you find and live your inner greatness. As more of us learn to embrace our “Awesome”, then the world will be blessed and transformed. So grab your cape, big panties and join the parade! Today is a day for ordinary people to embrace their inner hero. 🙂
Helping others find and act on their greatness is one of my goals for this blog.
Some of us simply need more encouragement and practice. It helps to have friends, family or community who are in your corner, whispering to remember your beauty, your greatness and your light. Then we can all live and love as everyday heroes. And with a little practice, we can even become superheroes, though we might look the same! 🙂
Robby and his brother embody this way of living in their awesome video series called Kid President.