Thursday, May 14, 2015
@LindaMassucci poses the question: What is a HERO?
The dictionary defines a hero as somebody who is admired for outstanding qualities or achievements. What defines an outstanding quality or achievement? Does outstanding mean beyond everyday life accomplishments?
In today’s world, we can rapidly name an actor, athlete or musician we would call a hero. These people have accomplished or created something that many could never conceive. On the contrary, it is the ‘non-heroes’ who experience life accomplishments every day; living with grace, ethics, and honesty.
My heroes never made the news or were viewed as strong and powerful. Their titles were dad, mom, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, neighbor and teacher. They were my heroes not because of one outstanding accomplishment, but because of their consistent & unwavering dedication to all the small accomplishments. Nurturing children who understand the value of living everyday with grace, ethics and honesty was their greatest achievement.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Linda’s books allow the reader to contemplate the importance of family, faith, values and how the actions each person takes in life always affect other people. Her first published book from Helping Hands Press is titled ‘Legacy of Grandpa’s Grapevine’. The following is an excerpt from the book:
Linda Massucci captures the heart of family values in 'Legacy of Grandpa's Grapevine'. The flashbacks throughout the story will find the reader laughing and reflecting about their own family memories and adventures as a child. The bond between the main characters, Elizabeth and Grandpa Frank, will have readers wanting to be a part of their special relationship.
Linda enjoys writing about her travels across America, blogging about her beloved dog Maggie who passed away to young, dabbles in landscape photography, cherishes every opportunity to walk on the beach at sunrise & sunset, and values spending time with family & friends. She enjoys a non-competitive game of golf & hopes to play at Pebble Beach someday. You can follow her blog at www.lindamassucci.wordpress.com, or her other social media sites: www.facebook.com/lmmassucci Twitter handle: @LindaMassucci or at pinterest.com/lindamassucci