Uncover the Heart.
Seek out the Truth underneath.
This is compassion.
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.
The best of people may still fall.
Stumbling happens for us all.
Life’s not about just being “clean,”
But how we treat the low and mean.
For if we’re honest, we’ll admit
That all of us are in the pit.
From there, we do the best we can,
The kindest offering a hand.
Helping one another through,
Knowing that they need help, too.
If it’s not a life
You would wish upon yourself,
Don’t wish it on “them.”