Everyday Hero 13 February 2017

img_1613Right now, Robert is my hero. He goes out of his way to help, even though it isn’t always appreciated. He works hard, getting his own work done and putting that 2nd when someone else needs something. He does as much as he can for his family. He thinks ahead, trying to be sure everything is just right for cattle work, but still lets others change things if they think they may have a better way. Sometimes it is and sometimes it isn’t.

If a friend or neighbor calls, he goes to help. If I need something, he does what he can to img_1197make my life easier. He is my hero. To me, everyday heroes make the difference in this world. Those who reach out a hand to someone in need, or take the time to listen when a friend needs to talk, or work hard to provide for their family, or simply hold another up in their daily prayers.

For me, heroes aren’t about glitz and glam, they are about putting others above them-self. They see that helping others in need helps us all. We live on a planet so beautiful and diverse, the only one that can sustain our life, such as it is. That is a miracle, yet we do not see it. We fight and bicker and nit pick our lives away and we only end up alone and tired. Let’s choose to be heroes instead.

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About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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