Monday, March 21, 2011

Heroes Large and Small


Merrillee here, who has been thinking about heroic acts in light of recent events around the world. As I was thinking about my blog post for today, I was looking for photos that might suit my topic. When I did a search for photos of heroes, a lot of photos of sports figures, cartoon and movie heroes of the super hero type came up in the list of photos. Another site featured firefighters, police officers and soldiers. As the slogan says, ordinary people can be heroes. In recent days, there have been many heroes who have helped the people of Japan deal with the earthquake and tsunami. When difficult times emerge, ordinary people step forward and become heroes.

Have you ever been a hero, or do you know someone who has been a hero? Please share your story with us.

3 comments:

Lyn Cote said...

Your post made me think of a line from the last Harry Potter book. It is something like the best leaders are those who don't look to lead but who step up when they see a need. I think that defines a hero, a person who steps up when the need arises.

Merrillee said...

Lyn, that is so true.

Missy Tippens said...

Great quote, Lyn.

I've never been one to think of sports figures and celebrities as heros. I do think of firefighters, police officers and soldiers, though. The ones who risk their lives to help others.