She’s there for a couple of hours every weekday morning and then again in the afternoon. Rain, shine, or snow, when school is opening or closing, she’s on the corner making sure the children can cross the street safely.
Some of our heroes are those who’ve demonstrated astonishing bravery in the face of adversity. But the world is full of unlikely heroes—people like you and me—who step in to help in situations that might otherwise overwhelm someone.
Take some time this month to notice the heroic deeds of those around you, and while you’re at it, notice your own. Each time we’re able to lift the burden from another’s shoulders we’re doing the work that God asks of us. Be sure to thank those who are helping others.
This message was adapted from “What Makes a Hero” by Debra K. Farrington that appeared in the May 2009 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine.