David Bowie Inspires Us To Be “Heroes"

By Kaley Thompson

This past Sunday, David Bowie passed away, ending his battle with cancer.  He was a rock star.  Ever famous from my childhood memories as the Goblin King in "The Labyrinth."  As fans everywhere began posting their favorite lyrics and memories of Bowie, one line in particular stood out above the rest.

“We can be Heroes, just for one day." A soldier overseas fighting for their country.  A mom on her knees praying for her kids. Encouragement shared with friends over coffee.  A husband and wife believing in their marriage. A student tutoring another.  The offer of a helping hand.

Like Clark Kent, hidden away underneath our day-to-day uniform is an “S” on our chest.  When a need comes up, we have the choice to access our God given superpowers and change the world. When we spring to action, our helping heals.  Our hope inspires. Our fighting wins battles.

We are ridiculously in charge of our lives. We choose to be whoever we want to be. So, let’s be miracle makers. The rescuers. As David Bowie put it, let's be "Heroes, just for one day.”

Kaley Thompson is the chief storyteller at People of the Second Chance. She lives in Charlotte, NC and wears a sparkly motorcycle helmet.

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