Wednesday, January 1
The Dreams of Batkid!
Recently, I traveled to San Francisco for some adventuring during Thanksgiving. I did have many adventures, though encountered so many more things to be thankful for than I had expected. Namely, the Batkid! While I know that this story happened way back in November and is an event sure to be emblazoned on every citizen superhero's radar by now, I find myself reflecting on it daily. While in SF, I came across the various locations where the Batkid's valor had taken place. Though I had not been there a few days earlier to actually witness it, I was definitely moved by the story. While being a true superhero does not necessarily warrant a cape or mask, the desire to "save the day" is what resonates so deeply here for me. The Make-A-Wish Foundation and city of San Francisco have certainly created a heroic moment, joining forces to help make another's dream come true (something we should keep in mind for our own efforts.) But when I hear that "saving the day" is an actual dream for a child, like young Miles Scott (aka Batkid), I feel a little stronger, a little wiser and certainly thankful.
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