The Marvel Cinematic Universe just wrapped up 10 years and 21 movies with Avengers: Endgame breaking all kinds of box office records. I, myself, couldn’t stand not seeing the movie for more than two days after it came out for fear that some schmuck was going blurt out the ending within earshot. I overheard someone talking about it the day it came out while I was in the checkout line at Lowes and I literally put both my fingers in my ears to block out potential spoilers. I looked like such a weirdo.
The reason nerds and common folk alike have been going so berserk over superhero movies over the past decade is because of a deep hunger all humankind has for a champion, someone of incredible valor, a hero. Some of us want to be rescued, some of us want to know there is a sacrificial good in people, and some of us just want someone to aspire to. Enter our heroes.
But you don’t have to have an iron suit, an indestructible shield, or the ability to fly to be a hero. You just have to have a willingness to love when it’s not easy, to show up when you have pushed away, and to offer your heart and your hands to another person when the world tells you there are more profitable ways to give your time. These acts of heroism happen daily at Options as our Personal Support Staff step out of their own houses and step into a client’s home. They may look like normal civilians on the outside, but they bear the true emblem of an unseen superhero just below the surface: a heart that beats not for their own success but for the people they touch each day.