Today's Kindness #186: October 8, 2022
🦸🏼♀️Honor Your Heroes!🦸🏼♂️
On October 8th, National Hero Day honors the people we look up to and who inspire us to be the best person we can possibly be.
If asked to define the word hero, many of us will name the qualities that demand a person rise above, the qualities that genuinely drive a person to be stronger, smarter, kinder, and more than the average human being. They are the people who give when they have nothing to give. Heroes act before anyone else realizes there's a problem. They volunteer to put someone else before themselves.
Our heroes may be the first responders who save us from a dangerous situation. They may be a mentor, like a parent or a teacher. They may just be a normal human being going above and beyond. As role models, heroes guide us through the examples they set. They live their lives in such a way that we're honored to know them and hope to live up to their example.
And heroes, real-life heroes, rarely get recognized. That's why National Hero Day encourages you to recognize the heroes in your life.
Honor the heroes in your life. Give them a shout-out on social media or bring them coffee from their favorite coffee shop. Bake some cookies or write them a letter. Let them know how much they inspire you, and how much you appreciate them. Be a hero in someone's life, too. Use your talent to teach someone a vital skill. Other ways to be heroic include:
- Donating blood
- Giving to a charity that serves those in need
- Organize a fundraiser for a non-profit organization
- Listen to the needs of others and fill the void
Who are your heroes? Let the world know by commenting on our social media post for today!
"A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt, or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway."
~ Christopher Reeve