The Return of Everyday Heroes

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.

ordinary heroes, courage, 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.

EverydayΒ 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. πŸ™‚

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.Β 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! πŸ™‚

Robby and his brother embody this way of living in their awesome video series called Kid President.

Now that you’re happy and inspired, go take some action! Β πŸ™‚


16 thoughts on “The Return of Everyday Heroes

  1. Love this post, Brad! I so agree with you…there were many heroes that day…many heroes every day! Your post makes me want to be a super hero too!! I just love your voice and true conviction…Peace dear friend! ❀

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  2. Thanks Lorrie, I was thinking of you as an example, and wished I had shared this on my comment to your haiku since this is my perspective on how best to deal with today and the memories of 9/11. To more peace, kindness, and everyday heroes. πŸ™‚


  3. Brad this is an Awesome Post.. my friend.. So many hero’s were born that day, and everyday.. Many unsung ones just like the kid President says.. We each can bring help to another, it doesn’t have to be a life saving event.. It may only be helping someone get on or off a bus, Hold a door open for someone who has their hands full.. Give up a seat to someone who needs to sit down on public transportation.. Small acts of Kindness we can do every day..
    And one thing we can all pass along is a SMILE.. that costs nothing and goes along way to making someone’s day..
    Brilliant post Brad.. good to be catching up.. πŸ™‚

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  4. That little kid in the video, he’s so good at getting that message across! πŸ˜€ We don’t see ourselves as heroes at all, but we never know when we might say or do something that makes a big change in someone’s life in one way or another. Good point to think on! πŸ™‚

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  5. I totally agree Suzy. Those videos are very fun and inspiring for me, and the more important point is that we never know when our simple acts of kindness might make a huge difference in other’s lives. Thankfully, I’ve been on both sides of that process. πŸ™‚ To everyday heroes!


  6. Everyday Heroes is a great blog tagline and underlying purpose, Brad. It’s wonderful to celebrate all of the ‘little ways’ we can be heroes in a culture that only acknowledges The Very Big. But all of those little things add up, and change the quality of life, or the quality of the day, for someone, or someones! πŸ™‚ Thanks again for the post! Blessings, Jamie

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  7. I completely agree with you Jamie and still need reminding that the little things matter and add up.
    Thanks for digging into my older posts and sharing in the community. These little things matter to me and hopefully my posts are little things that matter to others. πŸ™‚ blessings, Brad


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