I’m looking for a Super Hero

June 26th, 2009    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: Opinion

Sometimes we need a little levity to help us get through the week. This has been a rough week for me. It started out pleasant and normal enough but hit a snag when I literally fell out of bed on Tuesday morning breaking my ankle.

I am getting used to the cast and can hobble around better today, but this accident certainly destroyed my plans for the week.

However, I want to share some good news. We sometimes have to look long and hard to find good news, but believe me, it’s out there. Superheroes Anonymous is one of the best news items I’ve read about in a long time. It is a new craze that is sweeping the country from New York City to New Orleans. People who want to make a difference are donning super hero garb and taking to the streets to do whatever it is that they do best.

Real Life Super Heroes gathered on Times Square, New York City, in October 2007 for the first time as a group.

They come from a variety of occupations with one goal in mind, to change the world for the better.

Direction Man, wearing an orange vest, helps lost tourists in New York City; Red Justice, wearing a red cape made from an old t-shirt, encourages young people on the subway to give up their seats to those who need them more; The Super fixes faucets and does electrical work for those who need it done and the Cleanser walks through the streets picking up debris.

An anonymous Milford man, 21, is a Cincinnati super hero making the news. In his mask and cape worn to conceal his identity, Shadow Hare is a member of the “Allegiance of Heroes.” He has been patrolling the streets of Cincinnati for the past four years ready and willing to give his life if necessary to make the world a better place.

As I read over some of the actions that real life super heroes undertake, I was amazed to find myself. There is a superheroes anonymous web site with lot of information about becoming a super hero. Visit superheroesanonymous.com to find out more.

Speaking of super heroes, I read an article about a young man, 13, who is a special needs student. He wrote an article about his teacher being his real life super hero. It seems that his teacher is blind in one eye and has tunnel vision in the other eye. His student says that the way his teacher lives his life despite his disability is an inspiration to him. The young man’s essay earned him a place in a Superman book. It features the student as “The Kid Who Saved Superman.”

I guess if I could choose a super hero right now, it would be someone who could run and jump. It would be someone who could climb steps with ease and maybe even do a somersault. It really shouldn’t be that hard to find someone like that. As a matter of fact, I think that my husband could fit that bill. He has been cooking dinner, bringing laundry baskets up and down the stairs and taking me to hospital and doctor visits all week. Yes, he’s a super hero but he doesn’t wear a cape. Do you have a super hero living in your home?

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