Heroes, here and now

Today is a national holiday in the Philippines celebrating the 149th birth anniversary of one of our national heroes. I’d like to write a piece regarding the modern day heroes, but for now I’ll make do with a borrowed quote from a piece I read some years back.

“They say there are no more heroes any more. But they’re there. Walk down any street and you will find them. The mothers who work, the fathers who strive, the children who overcome. They aren’t larger than life, but they are larger than their own lives. Their names aren’t famous. But their virtues are. Hard work. Common sense. An unshakable belief in themselves. If you’re looking for a hero, look around.”

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~ by allen mallari on November 30, 2012.

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