A Revelation About a Very Great Person
Teacher, Profit, Healer, Son of God. Take your pick we butchered this hero.
First let us talk about "household name" heroes.
My point here is going to be that we are sometimes pretty dumb in how we view heroes. One of my favorites is Mother Theresa. Imagine trying to help an infant that is not yours. Then think about having them die in your arms. Not enough! Get up and do it the next day. Let us maybe even weep a bit in admiration and thanks that we were blessed some how to have known of her.
But there are some people who want to tear her down for parts of her life. From administrative stuff to ecclesiastical stuff. A sinner? Who isn't? Lost in contemplation of her faith. Let us move on to something negative that people do just because.
Presidents of the United States of America. Really could you do a better job than a single president? Yet to a man we criticize them. Sometimes just because they are from a different party. Sometimes because they say nothing. Sometimes even because they are Catholic or Black. We listen to talking heads and nod in agreement. I am sorry to tell you this but that is crazy, you do not have 100th of the the data they make their decisions. It is nuts for Eric to think he knows better. It is like knowing more than a brain surgeon about inter hemisphere communication.
Sports are the greatest. We do not root for heroes on other teams. Or we argue stats claiming one is a bum and can't throw a ball or call a play. And most have never coached or played in the high school and higher up teams. I'll bet we cannot find .001 percent who have ever been smashed at 20 miles an hour by a rock of muscle. But we know all about it and blame losses on Monday. Most folk don't even know that about 15 hours of charity work a week is done by these heroes we denigrate.
Don't even get me started on how we treat cops and lawyers because the 2% bad ones make the news and have such dire consequences when they make split second decisions. And I refuse to remind you well of real heroes who save others in battles of war yet are treated like dogs when the return.
Alright enough of that. You get the point of how we honor big time heroes. Life riskers and those with tough enough skin to let the detractor lunacy roll right off.
Believe me there are enough heroes, we just have to lift them up.
Now the heroes we treat great on certain days.
Moms. And just what is there to say that has not been said before. I had a therapist once. She worked quite hard at ruining my childhood feelings. No really she did. Until I got a shrink who fired her. The feelings were real and real good. Did my momma make a couple of real doozey mistakes? You bet she did. And by golly jingles I was made better by it, because she loved me no matter what. Not all moms do that but you know darn well most do.
Dads. What in heavens name can make a man work two jobs to pay a mortgage and put food on the table and utilities running. How can he have such strong hands that love his children so gently? I know there are bad ones out there and I know not all have it tough, but most really care and want a better life for their children and will sacrifice to do it.
Service people. They get a non-livable wage in most cases and need kudos from customers, maybe even just to keep their jobs. Usually slowness is not their fault but a design to have too few workers and low pay to make money. Without them our system would not work and with them things can be done smoothly.
Common laborers. Hard work to make a living is just that, hard work. They try to get buy and are mostly honest. Many if not most try to do a good job for low pay. The build and clean things. They paint stuff and and trim stuff not always know where the next paycheck will come from. Week to week labor less than paycheck to paycheck just lookin for a little gratitude for a job well done.
Husband and wife. The just love each other. In sickness and in health, trying there best 'til death do they part and hopefully not too soon.
We know these people and we often remember that letting them know that they are good is a great part of life. We are a part of these people and we lend a hand when we can and we get thanks from time to time. These people deserve our respect.
And because I am a country boy who moved to the city we tip our hats to ladies and we say sir to men until told otherwise.
We have left so many everyday heroes out but you know them and I bet you take the time to let them know it.
But here I am just me.
These folks are mainly just farmers in their fields. But they are family to me.
Do you believe in heroes?
Did I list your favorite heroes?
Tell us who your favorite hero is and why.
There is a comment section down below. Fun stories or great stories will make me laugh and cry.
This is the hardest part of this article so stick with me please.
If we actually personally knew a super hero we would treat her with respect. If we saw an heroic action we would praise it. Maybe we would even give thanks and throw a parade or build a statue.
How about those folks that fight fires, they risk their lives for others. We support them as we can. How about medics in the field of battle, we try to honor them.
We have Mother's day and we have Father's day and grandparent days. We set aside time to honor teachers and express our gratitude. There are people that preach and we have days for them. We celebrate and make special our children's birthdays. Yes these are just "little" heroes. But there is no little hero when it comes to day in and day out doing the right thing.
There is no lessor hero than the man who tries his best to not cheat at anything. There are no none heroes when it comes to fully raising a child. The person who does her darndest to pay the bills and honor her commitments is not any less a hero than Superman who can do it with ease.
It is time we remember to honor you. You are my hero and I want you to honor yourself like a true hero. If you are reading this you struggled and learned to read. If you understand this you learned to read proficiently and think for yourself. For many of you this is ESL and you pushed even harder. And dare I say if you are bothering to read this you care enough to learn something that will not put money in your bank for you. Most who read this actually are quite skilled at writing themselves. You are awesome.
We tend to look at ourselves and think we do not measure up. We do to ourselves like we do the president and the quarterback. We criticize ourselves without examining the facts. I will bet a dollar to your penny that last year you donated your time, talents or money to something or someone.
And here is the last thing I will lay on you. You praised and lifted up someone. You are the wind beneath someone else's wings. And that someone may keep on flying and keep on living just because of you.
I include this for you to meditate on an angel singing it to you.
That revelation about a great person --
That person is you, may you know it in your heart.