Superman, Batman, Captain America, Iron Man and the Hulk. Say the word superhero and these comic characters immediately spring to mind. Men with extraordinary powers who are able to save the world again and again …. and again. They always rise to the occasion, never fearing any obstacle and never letting the world down.
But who are the true superheroes in our lives?
These are the people who stand by your side no matter what: during good times and bad. They are the ones who hold your hand when you are in pain and who comfort you when you feel grief. Their encouragement and support are always nearby, ready to move you along towards your desired goal. Our day-to-day superheroes are the ones who save the day by picking up your children when you are unable to get to them on time; the ones who do your grocery shopping for you when ill; the ones who help you when your children are crying and you do not have enough hands to see to their needs. The day-to-day superheroes are the ones who see what your needs are and help salvage the situation.
Does the world need saving by those with superhero powers? Probably. Do we need to wait for the Marvel fantasy to become a reality? I don’t believe so. Look around and you will see many men, women and children who are saving the day for those they are in contact with.
Who is your day-to-day superhero?
(This post was inspired by this week’s Five Minute Friday prompt: Hero)
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014