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Not All Heroes Wear Capes

posted Oct 17, 2019, 6:22 AM by Brenda Williams
Who do you think of when you hear the word hero? Maybe you imagine Superman or Wonder Woman. Perhaps you think of someone a little less famous, a teacher or a coach who believed in you when no one else would, or your mom, dad, brother, sister, or spouse who works tirelessly to provide for your family.

Although Superman and Wonder Woman wear capes, not all heroes do. Most of the time, the heroes who mean the most to us aren’t flashy at all. They are selfless, humble, and often overlooked. This is why it is important that we intentionally set aside time to recognize and thank the heroes in our lives; those who have made an impressionable difference in countless ways for the good of others.

Heroes can be found anywhere, but true to their selfless nature, they do not bring attention to themselves. Sometimes, we have to seek out heroes, and we can't simply look for capes. National holiday calendars can be found on the internet with complete lists for each month’s holiday celebration opportunities. With respect to heroes, October 16th is National Boss’s Day as listed on There are times employees do not understand the hard work and dedication that their bosses put in and the challenges they face on a daily basis at all hours of the day. Boss’s Day is a great opportunity to appreciate and be thankful for all the things management does for their employees. Do you have a hero for a boss? Does your boss wear a cape?

Today, take time to thank the boss heroes who have impacted your life journey. A holiday is not required for us to recognize the hidden heroes who are all around us. Remember, they probably won’t be wearing capes.

- Heidi Hagen, Business Manager