A hero has courage against all odds to do what is good and right and true. When faced with choices, be your best hero. Choose what brings strength to a relationship and not what brings instant gratification, whether or not strings are attached. See what is right in front of you and know that it should be cherished and protected about any self-gratification or momentary pleasure. Do not consider what others may pressure you to, but rely on your faith to know and do what is right.
Be willing to sacrifice for others in need. When you are faced with those less fortunate, give freely of your meager wealth to help. Do not give without thought, furthering a
dependency, but shape your giving to suit the need: a cheeseburger for one who is hungry, a ride to the bus station or a ticket to go home, a warm coat for those who are cold or a cold drink of water for those who thirst.
Do not be selfish, but neither be selfless, remember what you are worth and who you are. Find resources to accomplish a goal. Be humble and recognize what is simply the right thing to do. Wear out your knees in prayer. Know your God as that best of friend who you can go to with prayer for your own needs and the needs of family, friends, and neighbors all over the world. Pray for opportunities to grow.
Be warmth and safety for those who live in fear. Bring that warm cocoa and plate of cookies to those who hunger and need comfort. Provide that soft flannel sheet for those who need rest. Smile, knowing that your smile brings comfort, joy, and pleasure to those willing to receive it. Go out of your way to bring all that is good and kind and well into this world right where you are. Be a summer hero.
Oh, and go ahead and belt out that song: “I can be your hero, baby…”