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Monday, March 14, 2016

Heroes, inspiration for the world

It is always fun and interesting to ask children who their heroes are.  Sometimes they choose rock stars, movie stars, presidents, and other well known people.  Some children name their parents or grandparents as their heroes.  I have had the privilege to work with many people who are heroes simply because they didn't give up or run away when the going got tough.  It is much easier to run away from responsibilities by using drugs, drinking alcoholic beverages excessively, by hiding from life by withdrawing mentally and refusing to do day-to-day routine tasks or consider suicide. It is much harder to face life crisis head on and to figure out how to make life better and easier for yourself and others.

Many of us face death of spouses, parents, children and friends and yet have to continue on with our jobs, our roles as parents, community members, church members, friends and caregivers.  We face job losses or job stress, illnesses, pain, financial crisis, divorce, loss of homes to disasters or fire, war, gangs, violence, hatred and indifference.  We face huge obstacles when we look the the future and begin the long journey of an education while we are family members and working.  The heroes pick up the pieces and take one day at a time as they gather the courage to live.  They learn to take adversity and make it into opportunity,  When we can learn from our mistakes and press forward, we become a symbol of hope and an example of how to overcome negativity. True heroes are invincible with God's help and the love of  family, neighbors and friends.  True heroes make a positive difference with honesty and conviction!

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going!"  The everyday heroes provide the true inspiration for the world.

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