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Be Your Own Hero

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I am not a fan of the morning.  Case in point:  I was in bed this morning, listening to my alarms beep periodically.  {ASIDE:  I have to set 2 alarm times on my phone, one for 5:30 am and one for 6:00 am, to be able to get myself up by 6:15 am.  I have always been a slow-to-wake person, and love the snooze button.}  As I hit the 6:00 beep, I told myself that I would get up in 5 minutes (ha-ha!)  As I started drifting back to sleep, I heard a voice in my head.

It said, “Be your own hero today.”

I said, “Huh?”

“Be your own hero today.  Get up!”

As I lay there, pondering The Voice, I realized it was right.  I really *should* Be My Own Hero.  It woke me up because I started thinking about what that meant to me.  I realized that it meant at that moment to get my booty out of bed RIGHT NOW so that I wouldn’t be rushing and/or late to work.  As I went though my morning routine I reflected on this thought a bit more.  What if we all were our own heroes every day?

It’s a tough thing for moms to do sometimes, to put our needs first, but we all know (whether we’ve embraced this or not yet is another story) that to take good care of everyone else, we need to take good care of ourselves.

We should all make at least one self-heroic decision per day.  Think about it; we do so many heroic things for our families every day.  The day-to-day stuff helps make our world go ’round.  Fixing dinner, fixing boo-boos, making beds, making cookies, running errands, running forgotten homework to school.  All those little things mean a lot.

A little thing can mean a lot for you, too.  My 10 extra minutes helped me begin my day with a whole lot less stress.  I feel much more accomplished and less frazzled. When I start my day “behind”, it takes a while before I feel caught up.

So, I think you should be your own hero today, whatever that means.  Maybe its reading scriptures or having a prayer in the morning.  Maybe its a Cherry Coke from Sonic in the afternoon.  Maybe its cleaning out a drawer, or one shelf of the fridge. Everyone is different and everyone has different things that give you a boost.

Be your own hero.  Because you matter.


One response »

  1. Watch the sun rise….


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