If you’re lucky, there will be opportunities in your life to be a hero.
I was lucky enough to be given such an opportunity recently.
I wanted to taste the feeling. That is why I was purchasing a Coke© from a vending machine. Beside me, another individual was purchasing a bag of Doritos© from an adjacent vending machine.
My Coke© dispensed easily from the machine. I was excited to open happiness and make it real. My enthusiasm, however, was short-lived, for beside me, tragedy struck. The man’s Doritos© had not dispensed from the machine. The bag had fallen from its initial position and was stuck on a ledge.
The man’s face darkened. Oh, the disappointment and anguish. I felt his agony.
I saw my heroic opportunity and pounced. I tapped the glass. I tapped harder. The man’s face brightened a little. I saw a small sense of hope in his eyes. But the cheesy tortilla chips were still stuck. I tapped the glass harder. I stuck my hand in the bottom of the machine. It read, “push,” so I pushed. I pushed harder and harder. Finally, the Doritos© dislodged.
The man’s face lit up. The audience cheered. And the hero smiled.
Nothing feels more heroic than freeing another person’s Doritos©. So be mindful of the little golden things in life.