Super Heroes....that’s right, Super Heroes! The first thought to most is what Marvel Comics created long ago in 1939 and has made famous during recent years in cinematic glory with the likes of SpiderMan, the Hulk, Captain America and my personal favorite, Groot! Few can deny the excitement of getting caught up in the world of being an ‘adult child’ while strapping on the theater seat belt and going on an incredible special-effects ride with them and their villainous counterparts.
Because of this media association, have you ever paused and allowed yourself the opportunity to consider who your personal Super Heroes might be? If we quiet our phones, put away the iPads, and shut down our Netflix for a moment, they are all around us. I see them every single day. And since I have the liberty of sharing my message with you, bear with me while I share my Super Heroes with you.
I must begin with our incredible staff at Pickering. They have chosen a career in making sure that the moms and dads and husbands and wives and grandparents of so many are respected and cared for, so as to provide those extra hands when families need them most.
Next, the teachers in our community. They have devoted their time and their talent to taking on the daily role of watching over our children and teaching them the skills necessary to become successful contributors to our future communities and to reinforce those values that begin with the parents. Teaching is a tough job and it’s one filled with incredible responsibility.
And lastly, September brings to mind our local ‘Hometown Heroes’. Those brave men and women who don their uniforms daily to leave their homes and families to protect all of us as policemen and firemen and respond to each emergency call without knowing what the consequence might be.
To all my Super Heroes, I honor you and I thank you. There are so many more to have included...but it’s important to remember that each of us makes a difference to someone else, whether we realize it or not. So wear your ‘cape’ proudly and collectively, we can make a difference!