Who does not like Iron-Man, soaring through the sky with his shining armor? Or maybe you love Spider-Man better, with his ability to swing from one building to another? There are many superheroes out there that you can find on the big screen or the comic book pages. However, have you ever thought about your real life heroes? For this weekend, let’s do something different, and that is to appreciate the heroes that stay close near you: your family!
What should you do?
If you are going to say your thanks to your real life heroes, one thing comes to mind: to actually tell them with words. If you are the shy type, you can always use a letter or written message in order to tell them how thankful you are.
It is also important to underline what you are thankful for from your real life heroes. While it is true that most of the time they are not doing what they do for gratitude, it would not hurt to actually convey your gratitude to them. It might not mean much to you, but for them, it might mean the world to know that someone out there appreciates what they did and actually being grateful for what they have done.
How can you tell them?
During this quarantine, if your real life heroes are not part of your family, you can try using applications such as WhatsApp, LINE, or many others video call applications to tell them what you want to say. If you are too shy for that, you can send them a digital file of your letter to them and tell them to read it!
However, if your real life heroes are part of your family, you can talk to them directly! Or maybe, you can try to spice things up if you are too shy. One way we could think about is by packing them lunch and putting in your heartfelt letter on the lunchbox. That way, they can read the letter while they are doing their work or class from home. There are obviously many other ways you can do it, all you have to do is get creative!
Remember, people are not magicians—even your real life heroes. You are welcome to do good things in order to repay them for all the good things they have brought to your life. However, if you never say it to them, it does not make any difference. So, say it!