noun, plural he·roes; for 5 also he·ros.
1. A person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character: He became a local hero when he saved the drowning child.
2. A person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements,
abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model or ideal: My older sister is my hero. Entrepreneurs are our modern heroes.
3. The principal male character in a story, play, film, etc.
Many are hailed as heroes but I believe that there are many more unsung warriors that fight for what is right every day. What defines these people as heroes even though they are not almighty, or rich?
A hero is someone who fights. Not stands idly by as wrong is done. A hero is someone who cares. Do you care even about those whom you disagree with? A hero is someone who will help, even with the little things. But mostly, a hero is, and will always be, a person with a conscience and a will to uphold it.
Heroes roam the streets, walk the halls of schools, live in neighborhoods, and breathe, like you, and I. These people are everywhere, and you will see their capes flow and powers fly if you just look.
The other day I saw a hero, the other day, you probably saw one too. They are everywhere and always there, for you. Maybe not specifically, maybe they don’t utter your name and come to save you from a dragon, but they are there to save you from yourself.
Are you overwhelmed and lost? Busy and tired? Making a mess and tensions flying high? Has this ever happened? Because I bet you, a hero would be willing to help.
Think back, have you ever met a hero? Someone who even just passed a pencil, asked about a day? Because I have, and every time I see an invisible cape flowing in the make-belief wind, I am reminded that someday I will look in the mirror, and I will have done enough to be a hero too.
Heroes can be anyone, really. They could be me, or you! So next time you walk around, look for the capes, and they will be there. So next time you look into a mirror, you’ll notice a cape flowing there too.