As of right now I am obsessed with Arrow the tv show! If you haven’t seen it you just must go on Netflix and watch the whole of season one.
For me as a person, wife, and mother- the show Arrow it inspires me . It shows someone who is struggling with many inner demons and bad choices and who I once was and can never be again, all the while exploring the humanity of life again. We all need people who are doing these things to help us not to forget to fight to never surrender doing good or give up on ourselves and each other. Oliver Queen shows who we shouldn’t be either self centered, jerk, and who really doesn’t care about who he hurts. Oliver comes back from the island a changed person in more than one way, he is determined to be the person he always thought his father was, and to honor his father in ways that only a son can. “If you go through a crucible, you grow the stronger for it” and if you have lost someone you really love and cared about, in a sense you stop living for your self but for the memory of being greater better.
As a person I need to know that heroes exist , their a force that compels good people to never think of ourselves but to help others fight the battle between good and evil. We all have a dark side of our personalities, it hard sometimes not to give in when we see evil all around us doing well. While the good suffers,
love mercy, do justly, be humble before God
But it is in that suffering that make the good worth doing. I personally love that heroes now and days, are highly imperfect that they struggle inside their own minds of what they are doing. Reconciling, in their own minds what they are doing also that they can not do it alone they need other like minded people who have a desire to use the talents they have to make a difference for the good of others.
As a mother , I am responsible for raising 4 unique individuals, 3 girls and 1 boy. I need Batman and The Arrow, to show my kids that
do the right thing because it is the right thing
For my children I want them to possess all the ideals of what heroes are honest, loving, loyal, honorable, sees the best in people, a leader.I have been exposing my kids to this since my oldest was in diapers, but it never became that important until I had my son. There is something in having a boy that makes you want him to be better than you. I was no longer good enough, that a young man need older men to show him the way. How you treat women, being respectful, living your life with honor, giving a 100% all the time. It is not that I didn’t feel that way with my girls, I still feel inadequate to raise my children, I love them enough to say I am still working on being a better person, I keep fighting my demons and letting them see me struggle hopefully they know it is all for them.
So The Arrow helps me to never lose hope, keep fighting, to put others first, never use people because they are emotionally compromised, find those other people and use your talents for good. I contend everyone is a hero you just have to have that one person that believes in you, that you more than what you seem that gives you a vision of the person you want to be, they become your muse or inspiration for living better.
We all need each other and we all need to be aware that we are each going throughout something to honor those experiences. Don’t push down painful things but embrace them feel that pain and let it propel you forward to a new future and a new hope.
My new quote to live by:
The person that saved me who was my hero was my step father, who past away in August of 2011, he inspires me because he loved me and saw the good in me when I was just a broken child and he lived being a hero until he lost his battle.
Thank you for reading!