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Remember We Are All Super Heroes

November30

Super Hero Capes

I went to see the new Avengers movie this past week and I have to say I really enjoyed it. There was so many underlying things to the plot even if what most see are just lots of cool effects and good guys beating up on bad guys. I got to thinking; “I hope I never stop believing in super heroes.”

I know I’m not alone when I say that long before Hollywood grabbed hold of our imagination, I tied a sheet or pillow case to my back and ran through my house like I was saving the world. Little did I know that reading comics and watching epic battles play out on the big screen would teach me something about myself and those around me.

You see, we are surrounded by heroes everyday. Firemen, police and soldiers face each day knowing that there is a real danger out there and there is a chance that they won’t make it home. We rely on doctors, nurses and medical professionals to cure our ills. We place faith in their knowledge and accept what they say, whether good or bad. Teachers and educators mold our youth – they are the daily connection to this world’s future. What is sad is the fact that for the most part, we as a society take each and every one of those positions for granted. They are so common and their jobs get done day in and day out without much protest that we simply overlook them.

As individuals we need to realize that there is a hero inside each of us. That’s what the underlying lesson of each Marvel movie really is. That at any given moment, any one of us can be a hero. When times get tough, we find a way to dig down deep and pick ourselves up higher than what it is that is trying to keep us down. Our will to succeed and live freely far outweighs our acceptance of failure. You may not realize it now, but take a look at all you do…again you’ll see that it’s all taken for granted but it’s there. You may not be wearing a fancy costume and saving the world from an alien take-over but no matter what it is you’re doing whether you’re providing a meal for your children or working your way through college. That makes you a true hero – not make believe.

The next time you feel that your life isn’t what you’d dreamt of just remember, that we all can be heroes – even if it’s for one day. Never stop dreaming. Never give up hope. There are super heroes inside all of us.

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Poem – One Mistake

November25

One Mistake

ONE MISTAKE

I look deep into your eyes
Pain is what I see
I wish I could take away the confusion
Put there because of me
Misunderstood moments
Can cause a heart to ache
Dont let it end
All for one mistake
The walls may seem closer
The past rushing back like a dream
Your smile is what you show
When inside you want to scream
The soft place you found
Will always be right here
Allow the love back in
To take away your fear.

© Jay Long 2011

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