Tuesday, July 20, 2010


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You may be acquainted with a real-life hero!

An American tourist in Tel Aviv was about to enter the impressive Mann Auditorium to take in a concert by the Israel Philharmonic. He was admiring the unique architecture, the sweeping lines of the entrance, and the modern decor throughout the building. Finally he turned to his escort and asked if the building was named for Thomas Mann, the world famous author.

"No," his friend said, "it's named for Fredric Mann, from Philadelphia."

"Really? I never heard of him. What did he write?"

"A check."

There are many kinds of heroes, and Fredric Mann is a hero to many concert goers. But you don't have to be famous (or wealthy) to be a hero. That honor may go to just about anyone -- perhaps you. You may have never considered yourself much of a hero, but you could be wrong. The fact is, most people's heroes and role models include those closest to them -- family and friends.

Harold W. Bernard said, "There are unrecognized heroes among our ordinary neighbors." And Kenneth E. Clark, former president of the American Psychological Association, once said this about heroes: "Heroes stand for what is right. If someone is our hero, it's because that person does what you would like to see accomplished." Maybe they rise above adversity with dignity. Maybe they exemplify perseverance. Maybe they show unusual courage in terrifying situations. Maybe they love the unlovable and live with quiet grace.

Real heroes are not always famous. But they DO make a difference.

So, this is for you -- the unrecognized and quiet heroes of everyday life. Thanks...for being you!

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