Ordinary Heroes




Heroes come in various sizes and shapes. Some wear suits and some wear capes.

They are brave in the moments when we are weak. They are not self-serving and praise is not what they seek.

Moms that bandage wounds and Dads that protect. The ones who treat us with the utmost respect.

A compliment to encourage or a kind word to inspire may be just the heroic act you desire.

From the courageous in uniforms that save our lives, to the loving husbands that honor their wives.

It is the teachers that teach and the preachers that preach.

The friends that offer support when you need it most. The soldier that never leaves their post.

It is the doctors that work hard to heal. It is the loving hearts that listen to how you feel.

Maybe it’s the child that stands up to the playground bully. Or the one in your life that accepts you fully.

Ordinary people who perform extraordinary tasks prove that not all super heroes wear fancy masks.

It is the generous strangers who care for those in need. It is the volunteers at soup kitchens with hungry mouths to feed.

A whisper of faith on a challenging day. A leader who walks the talk and paves the way.

We may be someone’s hero without even knowing it. And you may be mine, even if I don’t show it.

It is the unexpected blessings and sometimes the unwelcome lessons.

Everyday heroes are not the ones we usually write about, but they are the ones we would never want to live without.

Their powers aren’t super-human strength that can lift a car. Their powers are simply being the beautiful soul that they are.

They help make our world a better place, just by living with integrity and grace.

Amazing, inspiring, unlikely, and ordinary. Who is the hero in your life story?





Linking up with other bloggers on the topic of “hero” today. Check out the other posts hosted at Lisa Jo Baker’s site. And if you feel inspired, join us!


6 thoughts on “Ordinary Heroes

  1. Carissa February 1, 2014 at 5:18 pm Reply

    Wow!! Beautiful 🙂 love it

  2. Rachel @redeemingherr February 1, 2014 at 9:21 pm Reply

    Hi Tris, I’m next to ya this week for #fmfparty. Thanks for getting me thinking about all the ways people in our communities serve us or are ready to serve us. We truly are surrounded by heroes of faith daily!

    • trisbendickson February 1, 2014 at 9:40 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Rachel 🙂 You are a hero too!

  3. Anne February 2, 2014 at 4:33 pm Reply

    Tris, this is beautiful. I loved all of the heroes you pointed out. And lyrical,too! I really like your ending. My husband is my hero, and of course Jesus! Blessings!

  4. trisbendickson February 2, 2014 at 4:41 pm Reply

    Thank you Anne 🙂 So great that your hubby is your hero! I bet you are his too! Blessings to you too, sweet blog friend.

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