Everyday Heroes

“The more things change, the more they are the same.” Alphonse Karr

In my present locale I don’t meet many humans on my walks.  But I’m glad to report that wherever I go I encounter the same kind of people:

Everyday Heroes

I set out to walk and shoot some of the unique homes in the neighborhood. Instead…

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As I walked I noticed people doing what they do every day, helping to keep the neighborhood.

A block away I noticed a man I see frequently. He was riding off on his bicycle as one of the Tire Store employees watched. Tire Guy was checking the bike tires were right. I asked, and sure enough, Tire Guy saw the man trying to fix his flat himself – unsuccessfully, and helped him. Free. Of. Charge. Another unsung hero.


From there I found members of our local fire house meeting neighbors at the library, informing us about what they do – until an ambulance call took the paramedics away:


Inside the library, more unsung heroes wait to make anyone’s day better, (the shot of my other buddy at the automated checkout/information desk didn’t take) 😦



I learned our Library’s Security Officer is a retired Highway Patrolman – and then learned he has some great stories to tell.

Then there are the great people at the local super market that make our shopping experiences so much nicer and often more fun:

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Lastly I met local artist Nancy Lewis, who’s on a mission stirring up awareness of Endangered Places in Colorado by painting them for art shows:

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Had I been driving I would have missed so many of the people and the experiences that help to make our neighborhood great – every day.

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Galatians 6:9 (NLT)

(Originally Posted September 6, 2016 on What Next)


Filed under Notes from the Apex

30 responses to “Everyday Heroes

  1. So true about this! Very nice post!🖤

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  2. Such an uplifting post!! Love this!!

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  3. awesome post, think you’ve given me an idea … we can all post something similar to recognise and thank those that do tireless work for/with the public … thanks 🙂

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  4. This put a smile on my face. Such walks leave you feeling refreshed, appreciative and inspired. Great neighbourhood.


  5. What a great, positive post!

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  6. Good works by all and good one by you showcasing them 🙂

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  7. Oh, I love this post, Roo!!!

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  8. What a great idea! Sounds like a wonderful neighborhood. 🙂

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  9. Jon

    *Some* heroes take note of the selfless contributions of others and publicly express gratitude for it. Thanks for being you!

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  10. Interesting variety of interactions. Such nice people.

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  11. Your awareness is awesome. Lovely post!

    Liked by 3 people

  12. This is the neighborhood I want to move to. I’m so tired of ignoring neighbors for fear they’ll disagree with me! I’m off to your About page to see where you live.

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