We need heroes. They give us hope. They show us that we can make a difference and maybe…if we dig in…miracles can happen. Heroes remind us not to give up when the going gets tough and that learning to love ourselves might be the greatest achievement of all.
My Hero of the moment is this girl:
Pink has never compromised in her career, she has made it clear that she is not another cookie cutter popstar and she is not asking for your approval. She sends a clear message that being the real you is much more important than fitting in.
Partial lyrics to her new song, Perfect:
Made a wrong turn, once or twice
Dug my way out, blood and fire
Bad decisions, that's alright
Welcome to my silly life
Mistreated, misplaced, misunderstood
Miss 'No way, it's all good', it didn't slow me down
Mistaken, always second guessing, underestimated
Look, I'm still around
Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than perfect
Pretty pretty please, if you ever ever feel like you're nothing
You're perfect to me!
You're so mean, when you talk about yourself, you were wrong
Change the voices in your head, make them like you instead
So complicated, look happy, you'll make it!
Filled with so much hatred...such a tired game
It's enough! I've done all I can think of
Chased down all my demons, I've seen you do the same
Done looking for the critics, cause they're everywhere
They dont like my jeans, they don't get my hair
Exchange ourselves, and we do it all the time
Why do we do that? Why do I do that?
Why do I do that..?
Enough said. I may not be ready to dye my hair or wear the outfits…but if I have one New Year’s resolution this year…it’s to be just a little more Pink.
Who is your hero?