Friday, December 3, 2010

All my heroes are ordinary people. We are all ordinary people.

23 comments:

  1. "We are all ordinary people." I'm with you on this one for sure NP. We may all be unique but all of my heroes and mentors are everyday people just like me.

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  2. For sure, but what's the little tinny difference that makes them heroes, special, different?!

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  3. This is so true. I can't name the current Nobel Peace Prize winner, but I can tell you the name of my high school Speech teacher. She inspired me!

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  4. Thanks for pointing out this one for me Marty. Quite true. My hero was my father, an ordinary man but with extraordinary concern for his family and friends. He has been gone a good while now, but his memory reminds me of the truth of your aphorism. My best.

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  5. A rare juxtaposition; a point worth pondering.
    Write1Sub1

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  6. A wonderfully honest look at each of us!

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  7. Love this one too NP. My parents use to say to me, "No Big I's and Little You's.

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  8. "We are all beautiful people ... until we decide to do something shameful. Otherwise the world is a beautiful place."

    Theresa H Hall

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  9. Being ordinary, I just popped round here to be told the truth...

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  10. My heroes are 'ordinary' people that are able to exemplify 'extraordinary' compassion and hospitality - to me and to all they come in contact with.

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  11. I'm with TT. My heroes aren't atheletes or superstars--they're friends who have picked me up when I was down, who took me in off the street and saved my life & sanity.

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  12. So true, Marty. To me it is a reminder we all have the potential of doing something extraordinary with our lives.

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  13. The majority of heroes are reluctant heroes. They believe they do not deserve the recognition as a hero. They believe they are just ordinary people.

    Thanks Marty for reminding us....

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  14. You made me smile today with this post. Yes we are all special.

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  15. You are so right, Marty--all people are ordinary--and all of us are capable of extraordinary deeds (if we allow ourselves to pursue them).

    I have really missed your blog, Marty--I feel myself becoming lighter and more balanced with each new aphorism.

    Melinda

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  16. Exactly what I think. I love ordinary people and I love being myself so ordinary.

    Kiss you.

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  17. Yes I agree and I wrote the same thing recently. Great work....you make the art of creation effortless Neil

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  18. I see lots of heroes everyday, those nameless ones who also never knew my name.

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  19. And some of us are more ordinary than the rest of us can ever be.

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