Friday, January 20, 2012

Today’s Hero - Is he still around?


Despite a story inciting the news lately, about a man who acted more like a villain than a hero - and has everyone questioning their own likely behaviour if in his position - I believe true heroes still exist.

As a romance author who dedicates a good portion of each book to a woman’s dream man, I don’t have to go back in time to look for the real thing. I find examples all around me. In husbands and boyfriends who take loving care of their women (and vice versa) because they want them to be happy. What about the father who hasn’t had a decent coat for years because he figures the kids need new clothes more than he does.  I know of a younger man who lives next door to an eighty-seven-year-old widow and drives her to church most Sundays, to the grocery store every week and to her doctor’s appointments - no relative, just a good neighbour - in my book - a hero.

As often as we see a story that might have us questioning the kindness or bravery of men and women today, there are as many untold stories that prove heroism still lives. Because I wanted to confirm this theory, I glanced through some of the other news items and found a recent story about a regular working man who risked his life to help a police office trying to arrest a vicious felon. Another of a homeless man who’d jumped into a freezing river to rescue a drowning victim. And yet another, of ordinary folks running into a burning building with the sole intention of helping those still inside.

Hero status doesn’t just belong to the male of the species either. There are some pretty cool females willing to put themselves in danger to help others.

So, look around you and see if there is someone in your world who you would consider as a hero. Share your story. It would be uplifting for all of us to hear them, help rebuild our confidence in our fellow man…ahhh person.

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  1. Congrats Mimi! You have won the coveted "Versatile Blogger" award. Please accept your award at

  2. Mimi, I really admire this article, and you for writing it. Back in the early days of feminism, there was a popular meme: "Women hold up half of Heaven." Many women today seem to have forgotten that men hold up the other half.

  3. Kathleen,
    I'm ever so HAPPPPYYY!!!
    This is great fun and I will cherish the award forever. At this time, I'd like to thank my parents for putting up with me and my wonderful husba..
    Just kidding!
    But I really do appreciate this and will happily carry on the torch!
    Thank you xo Mimi

  4. Bridget,
    I loved your comment!
    It's resonated with me all day and I just might have to make reference to it in a future book.
    xo Mimi