Who is your hero?
People may look to public figures as their heroes, but there are people we pass on the road every day who are more than a friend to someone else, they are their hero. So, as we celebrate the Yuletide season, Outlook heard from some persons whom they are celebrating this season as their 'everyday hero'.
My father is my hero. He has taught me all I need to know and has set an excellent example for me.
- Andrew Khan.
I have two. Taneisha Gayle and my 'bestie', Lee-Ann McQueen. They are always there to help me when I need them the most, to help in whatever way they can.
- Meisha Richardson
I would have to say my mother. She has always been able to put aside her own needs and care for others. She is kind, selfless, loving, and has a positive outlook on challenging situations.
- Yulando Lee
Definitely my father. He sees all. [He's] The wisest man alive. He scares away my fears, wipes away my tears, gives me hugs when I need them, and kisses even when I don't. He calls unexpectedly when my days are bad, or just because. He is the one who turned my grey skies blue and the one who makes the sun come out when the rain falls. When I become a mother, I want to be that for my children.
- Rochelle Keane
My mother is my everyday hero because she is such a hard worker. She is selfless. We do not always see eye to eye, but she never asks you to do something that she is not willing to do. She does not lead by words, she leads by example and that is why I respect her.
- Anne Harris
My mother is my hero. It is mostly because of how hard she works, and she never gives up.
- Amilcar Lewis
My best friend Jay. She gives without ever expecting anything in return. Even when people have taken so much from her, she still gives. I have never met a kinder soul or a more genuine friend, and that is why she is my hero. If I just had 50 per cent of her generosity, then I would be a giving soul.
- Vanessa Lawrence
My dad is my hero. It might sound clichÈd, but he has always been there for me since day one. I might not have always appreciated what he did or what he sacrificed for me, but now, as a parent myself, I have a greater understanding and love for him, because I now see what it is he went through and he never complained or made it seem like a task.
- Zauditu Scarlett
My dad, because he has always encouraged me to do what I like. There are times I thought that he never paid attention, but boy was I wrong. He always seems to know when things are not quite right and always pushes me towards things I love. Yes, he is a parent and that is what he is supposed to do, but many times they push you to what they think is best. For him, I never felt that I was not enough and that is why he is my hero.
- Jo-Ann Smith
My mother, because she is very supportive. I can always depend on her. She spoils me a little because, once she has it, she will give it to me. I am also my own hero. I always try to make myself happy and I can trust myself to make the right decisions. I believe in myself to do whatever I set out to do.
- Natisha Haslam