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Sunday, January 11, 2009
WHAT MAKES A HERO A HERO?
The classic image of a hero is tall, dark and handsome, with bulging muscles and a bit of a bad boy way about him. Kind of like a wild Stallion. O.k., so he’s pretty to look at, but what makes him the hero in our world?
Is it a man with old fashion beliefs that draws your heart? A man of few words, but when he speaks he says a colorful mouthful? A man you know will ride into the sunset with you to live that perfect life you’ve always dreamed of? Or is it a man of style that has a dangerous and secretive side that pulls you in. A man you’re never sure of, but like a water drop on the lips, has got to be licked? A man you’ll never know what he’s thinking, but that’s the draw, isn’t it? Maybe it’s the tough guy image or even the thrill of a real bad boy that catches your interest, like a mafia boy. A man you know everyone fears, but you. It’s the excitement of the life he lives and his ability to protect you at all cost? His ability to provide every desire…except his heart, and that’s the chase you crave.
Or maybe the draw is a man with confidence in who he is, that makes us flock to him. It shows in the eyes – this inner knowing and pulls us in like a black hole sucking in the universe…we just can’t help ourselves. The beauty of the unknown is so tempting. Then again, maybe what captivates us to our handsome heroes is the fact that he’s all this as well as our friend, our lover, our protector, and the perfect father to make the family we want and need as women. Our heroes, with all their mysteries, imperfections and over-confidence…we know in our hearts are just men doing their best to please us. That’s what makes our men heroes in our hearts.
Back in September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a social studies school teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock, did something not to be forgotten.
On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks out of her classroom. When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks.
Ms. Cothren, where're our desks?'
She replied, 'You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.'
They thought, 'Well, maybe it's our grades.'
'No,' she said.
'Maybe it's our behavior.'
She told them, 'No, it's not even your behavior.'
And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period. Still no desks in the classroom.
By early afternoon television news crews had started gathering in Ms. Cothren's classroom to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room. The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the deskless classroom.
Martha Cothren said, 'Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he or she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to show you.'
At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it. Twenty-seven U.S. Veterans, all in uniforms, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the wall. By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned.
Martha said, 'You didn't earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. Now, it's up to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an education. Don't ever forget it.'
By the way, this is a true story. And this teacher was awarded Teacher of the Year for the state of Arkansas in 2006.
Please consider telling others about this message...tell them to come here to read and ponder then pass along, so none of us will ever forget that the freedoms we have in this great country were earned by U. S. Veterans.
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