My motto ‘never give up’ has never been more pertinent in the last few weeks seeing my mother struggling to recover from her ill health. Watching her lying there day after day on the brink of death but resolutely refusing to go has brought the meaning of never give up even clearer to me.
I owe it to her to never lose hope. Until that last breath leaves her body I must have faith and believe the outcome will be as she wants it. No matter how difficult this situation is, it will resolve in one way or another, because we always know trying times will pass us by. No matter how things work out I will always be able to celebrate my mum’s life and what she stood for. I know the best way to keep the memory of another when they pass away is to talk about them and remember them for the legacy they leave.
She responded with character and courage to all life challenges and difficulties.
We all read the praises lavished on many a famous person’s life story and we admire their successes and often drool over their lifestyle. Yet so many of the unsung heroes, those ordinary people who in some way do something remarkable often get forgotten.
Yet so many unsung heroes exist whose good deeds have gone unrecognized or who haven’t received adequate praise.
My Mum would be such a person who has made a substantial contribution to the world she lives in, yet would just be unacknowledged and unrecognized outside of her immediate family.
They may not be celebrities but like my mum potentially they give of themselves for the greater good. Their lives inspire. Yet we fail to acknowledge their journey. They receive no newspaper headlines. They largely go unnoticed.
These people deserve recognition precisely because they didn’t ask for it. The heroes that deserve our praise rarely get it.
So tell the tale of an unsung hero and inspire others. Tell their stories with your words, with your voice and bring their tale to life. Celebrate their lives.
Do you know of a Florence Nightingale, Mother Teresa or Rosa Parks just ordinary people, unsung heroes who made amazing contributions to the world we live in.
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