Don’t believe me? Check these stories out:
Brendan Garman, an autistic child from Missouri, saved his teacher when she had an asthma attack during class. Read the full story here.
A group of teenagers save a 5-year old little boy by chasing down the kidnapper on their bikes. Read that story here.
Back in 2012, a teacher jumps down in a mine to save a 3-year-old little boy. She almost died herself, but managed to keep his head above water for 2 hours waiting for rescue. Read her story here.
Heroes exist, in all shapes, forms and sizes. So the next time you think you’re ordinary and can’t do anything to help anyone, come back and read these stories. You are so much more capable than you think. You are so much more heroic than you think. All you have to do is believe in yourself.
By the way, I totally get it. I haven’t really thought of myself as a hero. But then I remember all the times I’ve smiled at someone and seen them smile back. I remember all the times I was able to cheer up someone who was crying, and get them to smile again. I remember all the times I’ve been told, “I come to you because I know you’ll make me feel better.” Those are the times I remember when I need a personal boost.
Just because you haven’t saved a little boy from a bad man, or almost died saving a 3 year old little boy, makes you no less heroic. Remember that the next time you are able to change someone’s day with a smile. Remember that the next time you give someone a sandwich and they say thank you. Those are the everyday heroic moments we should celebrate. These are tough times right now. Things are going on in our world that shouldn’t be happening. Which is why we need to step up and be our own form of heroism, because we are the people the world needs the most.
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