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Ordinary SuperherosPosted Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at 11:32 AM
You don't need Spandex!
All these superheros have something in common, they all have their weaknesses and strengths.
Some have fears, some can be felled by Kryptonite, and others have self-esteem issues.
Sometimes I watch a movie with a superhero and wish, Man I wish I could do that!
How many times I wished I could move the guy in front of me out of the way, when he pulls out in traffic and then drives 20 MPH.
Wonder twin powers activate!
But as I look around at people I realize that I have met some superheros just sans spandex.
I know a lady who has a special needs son, who with great personal sacrifice, she helps others with their needs.
She is disabled too and in pain quite a bit of time, but you'd never know. Superhero.
Or the young man, raising his two daughters alone, going to school and working. Doing his best for these girls, no matter what.
They will have a good home. Superhero.
I have seen seniors that sacrifice of themselves for family and grandchildren.
Raising them as their own when they aught to be cruising in a sweet retirement vehicle chilling out.
It take superhero patience to deal with rude people as you are checking them out, (for 5.25 a hour), at a big retailer that won't give you insurance.
Ordinary folks doing super ordinary things.
I think of the two brothers, John and Joel Rechlitz who pull a child out of a burning vehicle with no thought of their own safety.
Maybe you have met one. Could be your mother, grandfather or the nice young man that works at the UGO.
We all have a quality inside of us, born of God and ready to be activated.
If you see someone that you know, that has done something super for you or others, tell them so.
Thank our volunteer firefighters, who go back into the burning home to rescue a child's pet.
The nurse, who stays a little longer to make certain the child requiring a emergency appendectomy is settled in and not afraid anymore.
The elderly man who takes the time to teach a young man, without a father, about cars.
The teen that takes time to help the smaller child, rescuing him from his peers picking on him.
I have several people on my mind and heart.. Who can you send a note or a hug to today?
It really matters, sometimes more than you know.
Superheros get burnt out and depressed in the daily act of giving. Let's lift them up and pass along that gift, it is in you.
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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.
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