What is a hero?
Superman? Batman? A firefighter? A police man?
Those are the typical things anyone would say when asked what a hero is.
Why not the little old man who makes sure his wife's nails
are painted red and her blouse is free of wrinkles before
he loads her up in her wheelchair on the way to the beauty salon
to get her hair permed?
Why not the teacher who stays after school with a kid
to make sure he got all of his homework done so his dad didn't
get mad at him when he got home.
To me, what makes a hero is if they've got
that spark inside them.
What spark you ask?
You know, that spark, that fire in their eyes,
the burning in their hearts, the desire to inspire.
The spark can be about anything, love, peace, happiness,
rock and roll, making someone smile, helping others.
A hero doesn't have to achieve something great or save a million
people from a burning building.
What is 'great' anyways? Who set the standards for such a word?
Achieving something great in my eyes is getting a laugh out
of my evil old teacher who never even cracks a smile.
Achieving something great to someone else may just be getting out
of bed that morning and barely making it to work on time.
Did you achieve something great today? Of course you did.
Think, there's gotta be something, anything!
YOU make YOU a hero.
It's what you do when no one is looking that makes someone
a hero, it's that drive to do good and be good and know good
when there is little good left in this dirty world.
To all my Faithful Readers:
Here is a small peek inside my brain. Enjoy.