Real Life Heroes

After last week’s post on How to Change the World, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. (That’s a dangerous thing for me to do.) And I’m thinking we should keep talking about just that: changing the world. Changing the world has a lot less to do with our grand ideas and amazing plans and a lot more to do with just showing up and loving people.

That’s what heroes do. They show up on time, and they don’t go away. They’re in it for the long haul. Not because it’s fashionable, but because it’s right.

Easier said than done.

I want to be that kind of hero. I want to be someone who shows up and sticks around and loves people tenaciously. But what does that mean, really? Who lives like that? And how do they go about it?

That’s what I want to explore this summer. Real Life Heroes and the things that make them who they are.

People like William Wilberforce. And Harriet Tubman. And Martin Luther King Jr. And maybe even a few we’ve never heard of. People who showed up and stayed for the long haul.

I can’t speak for you, but I think they have a few things they could teach me. So for (at least) June, July, and most of August, Thursdays will focus on Real Life Heroes.

I’ll still be posting twice a week, but Monday posts will be about the dress, the book, the anti-trafficking movement, and anything else that comes up. Thursdays will be all about changing the world.

We can change the world, but only if we’re willing to let go of us and our dreams and our wants and our needs. So let’s dive into this. Let’s learn what it takes, and then let’s do it. Together.