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Monday, July 11, 2011

I'm your hero.......Really???

Ok, I want to say upfront that this post may be a little hard to follow, but the idea for this post was granted to me today while talking to a friend on Facebook.  She and I were messaging back and forth when she mentioned something that she has said a hundred times before but for some reason caught my attention extra this morning.  She said I was her hero. 

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?


  1. You are what are called an Everyday Hero or UnSung Hero. They are someone that doesn't pull any punches or rollover and die when knocked down. If something doesn't work the first time, they don't give up until it works even if it's not the way that they wanted it to work. If a friend needs help, they are the ones that will step in to help sometimes without being asked. They are people that no one understands the sacrifices that have made that Hero the person that they are today. Definition of Unsung Hero: a person who makes a substantive yet unrecognized contribution. The Heroes in our lives have changed us without the Hero realizing the influence that they created for just meeting people. We all are Heroes without realizing just by helping, meeting, and being who we are. I have thought about my past. I have realized that I wouldn't change a thing because if I did change something, then I wouldn't be the strong person that I am today. I also realized most of the women friends that I have, all have Strong values and personalities which I need for support & to kick me in the ass. My mother is my Hero, along with Ms. Jonesie because who they are and what their background has created in the person that they are today. hugs & kisses to my friend. (ps. quit blushing, you deserve the happiness that you have today) ~grin~

  2. Thanks my friend. Now, it feels "real". Before I didn't quite understand what angle these hero comments were coming from but now that I do understand what it means I fully accept it with no blushing involved!

    I would never change the things I have been through because as you say it makes me the person I am today.


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