Not All Heroes Have Capes !


Thank you for visiting “Life and Random Thinking“.

Today fits into my category “Thinking Out Loud” and I am thinking about heroes! – David



It’s a word that conjures up in my mind various pictures and experiences.  In the comics and now in the movies we see heroes in capes with amazing abilities.

In my life though I have had heroes without capes.

  • My heroes are the amazing people who helped me through hard times in hospitals, and through recoveries, and kept me hopeful.
  • My heroes are my parents have been heroes my entire life also, through their generosity, support and examples.
  • My heroes especially are my family, who always lift me up and encourage me
  • My heroes certainly include the empathic skilled doctors, the kind and gentle nurses, male and female, during all the hospital stays and visits.
  • My heroes include my amazing friend ♥ who went above and beyond to donate his own kidney so I could find a match and my transplant in April 2019.
  • My heroes also include friends who inspire me by their lives. They inspire me to embrace challenges, and be a better person.


Heroes – I have them in my life, and I’m immeasurably grateful. 


Definition of Hero:  A hero is someone who does something we couldn’t do, don’t want to do, or don’t think we could possibly do.


I am thinking today that I ….. BE MY OWN HERO

It’s my duty to be the person I can be, 

It’s my duty to make the right decisions for every occasion,

It’s my duty to take on challenges, and I receive the benefit from lessons learned, 

Who has more influence on me than me? 

I will be MY OWN HERO,  but I am so grateful that have all the other heroes in my life who make that possible! 


Getting to the top is hard but it’s the challenges that make life the most rewarding!


Quote for Today – We do not have to become heroes overnight.
Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up … discovering we have the strength to stare it down.  — Eleanor Roosevelt


This ‘hero” post is different from my other post about Heroes and Capes – Click here – thank YOU  for your interest in my blog. 

Looking forward to your comments! – David

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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22 Responses to Not All Heroes Have Capes !

  1. James McEwan says:

    My true heroines are my two daughters who dispute the difficulties, when their mother passed away, kept everyone sane.

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  2. Jane Fritz says:

    What a really, really nice post, David. Thank you. It’s a lovely idea with wonderful examples. Well said. I may have to borrow this theme sometime, with full attribution of course! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  3. gifted50 says:

    An inspiring post.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Nice! My current hero has to be my brave sister who just lost her husband. She’s broken-hearted but bravely marching on for her family. Great post, love how you headed in a surprising direction! C

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  5. lghiggins says:

    Inspiring and challenging!


  6. Indeed. Not all heroes wear capes. Beautifully written. I loved this post ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  7. JesseColbeck says:

    A great reminder to appreciate all the people in our lives! So many wonderful and helpful pieces that enrich our experiences and make us better.


  8. I think that you are already a hero, having overcome much.
    You’ve been inspirational. Stay strong, i send greetings from SA.


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