"And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you"
We all have those who we look up to in our life. It might be a mother, father, sister or brother; it also might be someone you've never met but for some reason they hit a real chord with you.
Stepping outside the ordinary, and doing something that makes a person extraordinary, is what makes life interesting. One person's belief of greatness might be looked upon by another as no big deal. We see it in our everyday lives and often it is on a much larger playing field.
This past year has been one for the ages. We saw the passing of many individuals who we deemed as geniuses in their fields, sports teams rise up and perform amazing feats, politicians defying all odds to either be elected or walk out the door. Today's "Snap.Shot." is not going to discuss politics, I am way smarter than that.
Heroes have been around for a long time. You can travel back to the Gods who are part of mythology—and new names that have popped up in recent days. Whoever they might be, they have stepped up and done something different that makes them stand out.
Although we didn't lose him last year, it seems like only yesterday when Robin Williams decided it was not worth being around any longer. It was tragic, it was personal, it was something that rocked millions of lives. "If he only knew," some might ask. He did, he just had trouble—apparently—being someone that excelled above many others in his field and understanding. He did a lot right, some wrong, but all in all he defied the odds from the moment he stepped onto the major stage as "Mork from Ork," I miss him.
I think we are all looking into the future to see who is going to emerge and help deal with the fears many people have at this time. There's an unknown and unknown's can be scary. A year from now, I am hoping we can look back and say, "we learned and we moved forward." For us, it's the way it has to be.
The photo above was of my hero in life. It's my Dad's obituary. Although he is coming up on the 2 year anniversary of his passing, I can say with absolute certainty—with the way he raised and guided me, he has provided me with the "with the strength to carry on" no matter what comes my way.
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