You needn’t be a fighter strong
Or a list of exploits miles long
To be a hero every day
For those you meet along the way.
You may not get a badge or star,
No plaque or bust for who you are,
But you can matter very much
In all the lives you get to touch.
Stop and help to change some tires,
Be present when the worst transpires.
Donate food or cash or hours
To those who need love’s healing powers.
Adopt a child or a pet,
Spend time with those we all forget.
There may not be a big parade
About the difference you have made,
But if you love all whom you see,
A hero is what you will be.