Posted by: David D. Daggett | December 10, 2007

HEROES

HEROES

     Who are our heroes? We probably all have them. The truth is our real heroes are usually not superstars, but everyday people who affect us in everyday life. Perhaps we should spend more time focusing on the heroes who we see every day.

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Chrissie Wellington – Ironman World Champion    

     For me, I feel fortunate that my family is full of personal heroes. My lovely bride, Cindy, provides unending love, support, and guidance for our family. Annecy (8) has a wide-eyed optimism at the start of every day that is simply contagious. Emmaline (6) has a love of family and seems to always know when to say “Daddy!” just when it is needed most. And then, my main man, Riley (4) has an easygoing non-judgmental love of all things and all people.

     Then, how about all of the heroes in our extended families, and at work. My parents and sisters with all their varying talents come quickly to mind. Even in-laws fall in that category. Our Team at  Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law  is full of everyday heroes. Certainly I am fortunate to be surrounded by heroes in my own family and at work.

     Can you think of the various mentors in your life? This would certainly include parents, colleagues, folks at church, and all those people we depend upon regularly for counsel and guidance. I read somewhere that everyone should intentionally have several mentors and at the same time have several mentees. When you think about it, this is how our values get passed along from person to person and from generation to generation.

     Of course, folks who are “stars” can also be heroes. The story of Chrissie Wellington winning the Hawaii Ironman World Championship is certainly one for the ages! The bigger story, to us, was meeting her the day after the race. She was kind and gracious even though she was now a “star.” Moreover, it was her sincere efforts at making friends with our children that to us gives her hero status forever!

     We are all surrounded by heroes in our daily lives. I want to say a special thank you to all of my heroes. Some of you probably know who you are, and others, I will try to do a better job of recognizing. Thank you!

Always looking for my next Hero,

David

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  1. […] is an aspect of my triathlon career that I have really enjoyed. I have written previously about heros, and some of the sports biggest stars that I have had the opportunity to […]

  2. […]      Coach Anastas is the national founder of Students Against Drunk Driving, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. He was an All American in both hockey and football, and was drafted as a quarterback and punter by the Patriots. He has taught high school and college, and has coached hockey and football. Bob has written three books on student-parent communication, and has had a made-for-TV movie made about his life and his work with students. Bob is certainly one of our hereos. […]

  3. […] think about being somewhere that we couldn’t be at that time. It brought back memories of meeting Chrissie Wellington, and all of the Hawaii attractions we enjoyed. Although it is always fun to dream and wonder, it […]

  4. […]        Coach Anastas is the national founder of Students Against Drunk Driving, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. He was an All American in both hockey and football, and was drafted as a quarterback and punter by the Patriots. He has taught high school and college, and has coached hockey and football. Bob has written three books on student-parent communication, and has had a made-for-TV movie made about his life and his work with students. Coach Anastas is certainly one of our hereos. […]


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