Monday, March 21, 2011

Real Life Hero

It is really important to me that everything I do have meaning. Maybe that's a little heavy for this little pocket of the blogosphere but it's true. Tonight I have seen a number of things - posted on Facebook, shared from YouTube, that have really inspired me. These magnificent tools have connected us to the larger world and to daily proof of the innate goodness in people - if we choose to see it. Further, they force me to ask what more can I do and to challenge those around me to ask themselves the same question. I invite you to watch this video and to think about what inspires you and what makes you think.

At times, our world values the money in our bank accounts over the knowledge in our brains, or the love in our hearts - we have the power to balance the scales in favor of compassion, justice, and awareness. I know so many everyday heroes who never make it to CNN, who don't hear thank you as often as they should. I know you do too. People whose motivations are to make the world more peaceful, beautiful, spiritual, and enlightened. They deserve accolades and money and plaques on the wall - and yet for them it's enough just doing the work.

 "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Human beings have an immense capacity for greatness. Whether we are building multi-national corporations or feeding the hungry and abandoned - we can do great things. This wonderful hero has reminded me of the power of human compassion - as a social worker and social entrepreneur I continue to learn by seeing how others love. Everyday we can teach each other and learn from each other.  Everyday is an opportunity.

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."
~Albert Schweitzer

I thank you for giving me a venue to share my inspiration and for helping light the flame within me. The world is a better place because you are here.

With Love,

The Story Mama


  1. New follower from the hop! I'd love for you to stop by and follow back when you get a moment! Happy Tuesday!


  2. This is such an inspiring post. You are very talented with the words! I am now following you thanks to The Middle Matters blog hop and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
    And don't forget to check our new Blog Tutorial going on today. It's pretty easy and it would definitely look cute on your blog:) See you there!
    Happy Wednesday