What is a Hero?

Have you ever asked yourself this question?  Webster's says a hero is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength.  Maybe the better question is, what brings out a hero? 

It usually is an event so shocking it changes the course of our lives.  Something so jarring that we suddenly think in a way that we have never thought before.  

To me, a hero is not just in the moment.  Sure, there's that hero that runs into the burning building to rescue someone.  But what about that person who takes that shocking, jarring, unspeakable moment and finds some way of turning into something good? Something helpful?  Something to change the world?  I read something recently that said if you are participating in educating parents about child safety, then you are a hero.  A safety hero to be exact.  I like that. I also like actively correcting the problem.  I am so proud to be part of a group that is doing that.

I'm in the unique position to have been impacted so brutally by something I once read.  I am thankful to have read this story because it gave me the opportunity to start this non-profit & help kids that I didn't know needed help. This is the story about a little girl who lost her life.  The link below will take you to that story, written by such a brave woman.  A hero truthfully.

http://lovelightlaughterandchocolate.blogspot.com/2012/12/be-with-me-just-for-today.html

Why do I call this woman a hero?  She continues to educate us every day on the importance of child safety.  She is the reason I started this non-profit and she continues to teach me how to do this better.  To me, that makes her a hero.

Be a safety hero.  Share this story.  Tell your friends.  Talk to your babysitter. DO something.  Once you say it once, you'll get braver & braver.  I challenge you to bring out your inner hero.  You might surprise yourself.

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