“As you get older, it’s hader to have heros, but it is sort of necessary.” – Ernest Hemingway

We need inspiration.  We tend to find it in our legends and folklore and we especially find it in our heroes.  Sometimes our heroes fail us when we find out they are, after all, only human. Other times we find out our heroes cheated to attain their success.  Our culture seems to relish in building up heroes only to be first to tear them down.  Maybe we expect too much…

Then again…

Perhaps we look in the wrong places.  There are people all around us that experience awful tribulations and defeat them on shear will and determination.  There are others who quietly plod along doing what they do until a lifetime passes and we see the profound impact they left behind.

The great thing about these people is that you don’t need to stand in line or pay a lot of money to see them.  You don’t have to travel to a conference to hear a speech.  You may only need to buy a cup of coffee or even better, go for a walk.

Goodness leaves a trail just like mayhem but it’s harder to see.  Find these people.  Get to know them.  They know things you don’t.  They won’t charge you money to talk to you.  Funny thing about these kind of heroes; they never know that they are. You be better off for it.

Pay them back by sharing with someone else.  Pass it on.  You don’t know it but you’re one too.


BloggingGazelle is published daily by Shawn Carson


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