A recent email from The Daily Stat caught my attention. It was titled ‘Hero Index’, and noted that Barack Obama has replaced Jesus Christ atop a list of America’s heroes. The poll, conducted in January by Harris Interactive, asked a cross-section of American adults whom they admired enough to consider heroes. Barack Obama, John McCain, Chesley Sullenberger, God, Billy Graham, Mahatma Gandhi, Condoleeza Rice, Sarah Palin, General George S. Patton, and Bill Gates all made the list for the first time in 2009.


Thought it was an interesting list, and it got me thinking about who my heros are. Granted, there are a few semi-famous people on that list- perhaps examples is a better term? – Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, Mother Teresa. But mostly, my heros are people I know: ordinary people doing extraordinary things with their lives. People like Jay & Kellie, like Levi, like Scott, like Sara.

Your shout: who are your heros?