How would you feel if, each night you told your pillow, “I was a hero today.”
What if, each dawn you told the rising sun, “I did something heroic yesterday. I will enjoy that again today.”
‘Hero’ comes from ancient words meaning demi [half, unfinished, almost]-god and to watch over, to protect.
- Find joy in seeing smiles on others faces
- Act on [rather than talking about] positive changes that help neighbors, communities, cities and, in time, countries and the world.
- Perform a random, unexpected act of kindness
- Promote what is uplifting, unifying, healing
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Grab a piece of paper, a tablet. Start your personal Hero Journal. Each day, note one hero thing you did.
Imagine a world where gradually, one-by-one, more people become heroes? As Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up.”
For doubters and naysayers, keep in mind that our thoughts can create stories about what’s possible that have no basis in reality. From Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements, see these wise words about assumptions.
You even have a theme song. Listen to “Heart of a Hero” below, from The All Time Greatest Movie Songs.
To Be Continued!
Tand-fé or tooth fee is the tradition of paying children for their baby teeth, first recorded in the Eddas of long-ago, northern Europe. These days, the Tooth Fairy reminds to take good care of, to love our teeth. Read more.
Monday, August 23, NATIONAL HEROES DAY
A great time to celebrate people who’ve accomplished noble things and encourage the hero in everyone’s hearts.
BTW: Did you know that one popular, make-believe heroes, The Lone Ranger, is based on the real life of Bass Reeves, an enslaved African who became the first Deputy U.S. Marshall west of the Mississippi? See more
Wednesday, August 25th, NATIONAL SECOND HAND WARDROBE DAY
Celebrate the thriftiness and practicality of second-hand clothing. Read more.
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