She is not the first one to have said this to me. I have actually had a few friends say this. Until now I just laughed it away and went on about my business. However, today it got me thinking.
What does it mean to be someone's hero? I mean do they look up to me and if so what are they looking up to about? What exactly is I do that deserves the title of hero?
I'm curious. Is it my strong willed manner in which I am often accused of being "too" blunt aka honest? Is it my determination to live my life better than what my poor excuse of parents didn't give me while growing up? Is is my drive and forward motion (Thanks Jennifer for that terminology!) to succeed in whatever I put my hands to? Is it my devotion to my husband, kids, grandkids to have the best memories possible?
Or is it that quietness that can overcome me in a situation where I know with time things will change hopefully for the better? Or is it the patience I exude in matters of waiting for what goes around comes around to show it's face? Or possibly it's the manner in which individuals seemingly crave my innate ability to give them the exact picture of what's going on in a situation while wiping the cobwebs of confusion from their minds?
I encourage my friend who inspired this post to explain to me what it is that she thinks entitles the crowning of the hero title. I am curious to see this subject from a fresh viewpoint.
I also encourage my other readers to chime in on their thoughts and ideas on this subject. What does a hero mean to you? What do you think about all of this?