A Hero's Steps

A Hero’s Steps

When you hear the word hero, do you think of someone with super human strength or someone you know? A good hero can be hard to find. A hero is selfless, a genuinely good person, and someone gets the undivided attention of all of us and causes change. Someone willing to risk their own life to save another.

For some, a hero is someone who wears a cape; say kids with batman/superman. For others, it is quite different. Wangari Maathai- for the persistent struggle for democracy, human rights and environmental conversation; Nelson Mandela-who helped bring an end to apartheid and was a global advocate for human rights; Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed- who received the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation with neighbouring Eritrea; parents and guardians around the world- who strive to make ends meet as they put their children’s needs before theirs to provide necessities; teachers helping to form minds of young ones; police officers and not forgetting a recent highlight, Eliud Kipchoge- our record breaking marathon runner who has shown that no human is limited!

These are only but a few of the heroes we have had and heroes in present times who have proved to break boundaries and strive to make the world a better place. Indeed, we have heard some of their stories and achievements that have helped in leaving a mark in history and in our homes as well.

In as much as we have heard and experienced these stories and moments, questions still linger on my mind; are we emulating some of the positive lessons learnt/taught? Are we fighting for a common good in society that can help in bettering future generations? Are we sharing our heroes’ stories to create a wave of positivity to show that even the smallest making of a difference can diffuse into a splash of change makers in society?

As we move forward, let us learn to appreciate those heroes in our lives who are doing good for society. Day to day, we can choose to take a hero’s steps. By being selfless, stepping up when we are called to, practising patience and carrying out acts of integrity and so on.

Let us also set ambitious targets that seek to transform not only our lives but lives of those around us and those to come.