Monday, January 19, 2009

Angels As Heroes

The other day, I wrote a post about the plane that crashed in the Hudson River, and how all 155 on board survived. Chesley B 'Sully' Sullenberger III has been hailed a hero, as well he should be. There were many others who helped in the rescue who were also heroes. We commend all of them. To me, they were all angels on earth.

But I would also like to mention all the other heroes all over the world who usually go unrecognized. Everyone from rescue workers to the common man on the street to our military personnel. It really pains me that we make celebrities out of criminals, but our unsung heroes go unrecognized. People will actually commit crimes just to get their fifteen minutes of fame. Some have books written about them, and others have movies made about them to glorify their selfish deeds.

When you watch the news, I would say 99.9% of it is negative. It’s very rare you ever hear about the good that people do. Personally, I would like to see a network with nothing but good news. Call it GNN – the Good News Network. Tell the stories of our heroes the world over. Can you imagine how inspiring it would be to see these stories of men, women, children, and animals who come to the aid of their fellow beings? To our planet?

Some might be saying that no one would watch it. Maybe not at first. I really think that people are getting tired and bored with all the fear and negativity that our average news programs and papers are airing. We are entering a new era of hope and change. I think that eventually, it would catch on.

In the meantime, if you know of someone who was an Angel on earth (whether you know them personally or not), why not recognize them in some way, even if it is only to send them a card blessing them for what they did. Let’s celebrate our heroes and give them the kudos they deserve.


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