But the thing is, these heroes, these amazing beings, aren't any more awesome than you or me. They are simply being themselves to the best of their ability. They are really good at what they've chosen to do - yes, totally. And they work very hard at what they do. But still, the things we consider heroic or awesome are merely byproducts of them being themselves 100%.
I am not saying this to denigrate the accomplishments of our heroes, corporeal and fictional. I am saying this to expand our awareness of ourselves.
We are all heroes.
Every day, we get out of bed. Every day we live. Every day, we go about our business. And we smile at our friends, and we help strangers, and we toil and we think and we talk and we connect or we don't as we feel able. Every day we spend time and thought and effort. Every day, we each are ourselves to the best of our ability.
Every day, we are heroes. Not "Ordinary heroes". Not "super heroes". Just heroes. Because sweeping the sidewalk with care is just as important as pulling puppies from burning buildings. And helping a customer find a book is as life-altering as building a school in a war torn country.
Because when we are ourselves, and we do the best we can, we become shiny. We become confident. We walk with knowledge of power. And we inspire that powerful walk in others. We awaken the confidence. We spark the shiny. We validate the hero in each other.
Every day, we change the lives of every one we connect with. Every day! We smile where there wasn't a smile before, or we cry where there were no tears.
Every day, we move and act and choose and believe or not, and we change the world.
Every day we are heroes.
Every day, you are a hero. Just by being you. And the more you you are, the more you do what you do and be what you be, the more heroic you become.
And so do I.
The hero in me honors the hero in you. Thank you, for choosing to save the world today!