As hurricanes played out in the US over the past weeks, heartwarming stories also emerged about people who took the initiative to help others, even risking their own health and well-being to be of service to those who needed their aid. There was a 13-year-old boy who floated an air mattress around his neighborhood, rescuing neighbors. And a nun who got out a chain saw to get a tree off someone’s car.
But heroism doesn’t need to be big or risky. In fact, the simplest of acts can be the most meaningful when people need it the most. Again and again, in the face of fears and tears, people called and texted each other, and when the water receded, what stood out for the survivors were the messages that said, “Yes, you can. You are capable. You are resilient. I believe in you.” Continue reading