When a little girl was growing up, her father had three jobs to care for his family. She said her dad never complained, and though he worked very hard, he always had time for them.
One day, her father was injured at his full-time job. For several months, he was mailed temporary disability cheques while he recovered. When her father was able to return to his full-time job, he took all those disability cheques that were sent to him while he was recovering and handed them back to the company. He told them that he had two good legs and arms, and did not need this money, but he asked them to give the money to people who could not work- to people who really needed it. The woman, telling the story was a little girl at that time. She had accompanied her father that day when he went back to his company with all those unopened cheques.
“My father is my hero,” she remarked. Lowering her voice, she said she will never forget what he did, and what an inspiration and impactful mentor he had been on how to live life.