Honoring Heroes in Your Community
Captain America, anyone? Or how about those Avengers? As the summer slowly winds down, we’ve seen our share of superheroes come along to save the day. They’re great, aren’t they? But if you look around, chances are you can find some real heroes. The best part is that many of them are right in your own neighborhood. So this Patriot Day, take a moment to honor them.
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They may be the firefighter down the street or the policeman who keeps that street safe. They don’t even need to have a dangerous profession. How about the teacher who taught you how to express yourself through music or the tax preparer who just saved you a bundle during tax time or even the prep cook who took the time to explain which foods on the menu were safe for your particular food allergy?
What makes these people even more special is that they don’t need or want a ticker-tape parade down Main Street to honor their service. They’re proud to do what they do because it makes the world a better, brighter place. So take the time to recognize these people. Often a simple, sincere ‘thank you’ is all they require or desire. It lets them know that what they do matters, whether it’s large or small.