Monday 19 October, 2020

Heroes can be found in the most unlikely places

Nichole Hafley is a poet and philosopher. Follow her on instagram @nicholemariepoetry

Nichole Hafley is a poet and philosopher. Follow her on instagram @nicholemariepoetry

by Nichole Hafley

Most of us think of heroes as those who fight for our rights or those who ride into crisis with lights and sirens.

Some think heroes wear white lab coats and scrubs.

Some envision heroes in swimsuits who rush into rough waters to keep a head above water.

But the truth is that heroes are all around us.

A hero can be the random person who sees that you cannot afford to feed yourself and they offer to pay for your meal. Or the person who observes a homeless man sleeping on the cold concrete ground and puts some money in his pocket or gives him some food or a coat or blanket.

The most unnoticed hero is a parent who wipes the tears spilling out of their child's eyes.

Heroes are everyday people who care. They are friends who stick around in the good, bad, and ugly times.

Heroes are those who do things out of the goodness of their heart and soul. They are happy to go unrecognized; the only thing that matters is that they helped someone in need and did what they felt was best in a given situation.

Heroes can be strangers, family, friends, first responders, military, doctors, nurses.... heroes are all around us.

On National Heroes Day we celebrate all of the people of Cayman because everyone has been a hero to someone in their life.

Today we celebrate us!

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