12 January 2012

Heroes in Waiting...

Well, if you live in the Northeast (or pretty much most of the US), the weather is pretty nasty today. It's been pouring and windy all night but I look on the bright side of things... at least it's not snow!

Did you catch my post yesterday? My last "I'm loving" was about The Ellen Show and how she united a family - and family friend - with the people who saved their lives or as the dad referred to them as 'Heroes in Waiting'. You may not realize it but we are all heroes in waiting.

I became an EMT because I wanted to help people and over the last 5 years, my work has touched many lives. I was even in Dunkin Donuts (a couple of towns away) once and had a man come up to me and thank me for coming to his house a few days prior to help his mother - which of course made me cry as soon as I got in my car. It was moments like that why I chose the path I did right after high school. Would I call myself a hero? Not really. It was just my calling in life.

You don't have to be an EMT, Firefighter, or Police Officer to help someone though... many times it's someone who isn't. It's someone who stops to help before the emergency crews even get there. Am I saying that if you see a building on fire, run in to help? No, not at all. You don't have to actually do CPR or anything like that to be a hero.


  1. A person who is admired for courage or noble qualities.
Don't think you have it in you? Well, you do.

Have you given blood before? That unit of blood may have saved a person's life.

Ever comforted a person who was down? You're kindness could have turned their life around while they were in - or going into - a dark place.

You all know how I feel about animals... Have you ever rescued one from the side of a road or adopted from a shelter? You probably saved that animal's life (and to me, that's makes you just as much of a hero as saving a person).

Have you ever done anything that you would consider heroic?

Enjoy your Thursday, even if it is rainy/snowy/crappy out!


Alyssa said...

How awesome that he recognized you and thanked you! I would've cried too! So sweet!

Jess - PrettyPhysicist said...

You ARE a hero. My older brother is a volunteer fire fighter, and I make it a habit to thank volunteer fire fighters, EMTs, military, etc every time I see them. It's the least I can do when they often risk their lives for other people.

p.s. I tagged you on my blog today, check it out when you get a chance!

Patty said...

You are fabulous for being an EMT! Congrats for being a hero :) Thank you for sharing, and thank you for helping!

Miranda said...

i think so many people are heros and they don't even realize it. great post girl! :)

Petchie said...

Great post!! so touching!


Monica's Notebook said...

Wow, such a cool post! I tagged you in my post yesterday :]

<3 Monica