When I reflect on the word 'hero' I think of my father, Marc. For over 30 years my dad has been an ordained minister serving as a senior pastor in several churches.
He has taught me about compassion and the need to serve others before myself. In everything that he does, he strives to be a blessing in others' lives. Each Sunday, he greets every church member and visitor with a big hug and a smile. This practice is not limited to Sundays only. Each person he crosses paths with, he greets with a big smile and a 'howdy'. His gestures of kindness are completely genuine and heartfelt. His occupation is far from work for him. He sees everyday as an opportunity to bring happiness to the lives of others. My dad is on call 24/7 and will never leave someone in need. He has sacrificed much in order to be a servant of those in his community.
Through tours that he leads all over the world, he teaches people about acceptance, peace, and staying true to your convictions. I am amazed at the reach that my dad's vision and caring has (making a difference in the lives of people worldwide).
It is impossible for me to count the number of lives that my dad has touched. I can tell you, however, that he is a cornerstone for many and a friend to all. Because of the way he has lived his life, I am inspired to make changes in our world. I want to know that my life will have such a powerful impact on my community and world, as his has. While I don't have all of the words to tell you what a difference he makes each day, I hope that this will give you a glimpse as to why he is a hero to me.
Submitted by Anonymous
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