Tell Me Who's Your Hero?

Sunday, November 2, 2014



Today's the day! Thanks so much for participating.

Share with us that special person, whether real of fictional Who's Your Hero! Michelle Wallace and I will be around to see who qualifies as your hero of choice. Hop around and see who others have selected. 

Michelle will have the job of deciding the winners in the various categories.

It is said, that our friends are supposed to be able to tell us what we can do and not what we can't. Many of us struggle with confidence and self-esteem issues and need other people to help us climb those mountains we wouldn't willingly take on by ourselves. 

This year, my hero is my friend Jacqueline McNaughton. Six years ago she entered my life and has made such a difference. This woman is confidante, friend and sister to me. She is encouraging, kind, patient and never lets me get away with being stubborn, acting petulant or silly.

Jackie never lets me quit at anything, but along with encouragement, provides support and elbow grease when it matters. She sees way more in me than I do in myself and gets me to do things I believe are impossible to achieve when I make the first step toward doing them.

Not all of us are gifted with friends who are willing to tell us when we are wrong, no matter the cost. This woman does so, even when I'm not willing to listen.

She tackles challenges with a positive spirit, giving thanks when things go wrong and is generous to a fault. Without reservation, I can say she is one of the most inspiring persons I've met in my lifetime and I'm proud to say she's my hero! Who's Your Hero? The linky's still open if you care to share.



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33 comments:

  1. That's awesome you found such a great supporter and friend in Jacqueline!

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  2. Wonderful to have such a friend in Jacqueline. We all need friends like her.

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  3. Isn't it wonderful when you make a friend like that?

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    1. So true, Diane. They're great to have especially when things get tough.

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  4. Good friends are so hard to find. And this one's your hero on top it it. Awesome!

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    1. Thanks for taking part, Mina and good friends are indeed a treasure.

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  5. We all need a friend like that. They are rare and precious gifts.

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  6. I have a lot of family to depend on but I also have one friend I know I can count on for anything. We starting teaching together 35 years ago and have been through so much together.

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    1. Wow,Susan,

      That's a long time. I bet you know each other inside out. Sweet!

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  7. Congratulations on finding such wonderful support in your friend. I'm sure she knows just how special she is to you. But if not, all she needs to do is google your words and read them for herself. Just beautiful.

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    1. Michael, she's so humble that she doesn't always realize the impact she has on people.

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  8. Hi Joy .. Jackie certainly sounds special ... and I like her humbleness you mention in your reply to Michael ... good to read about her ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hilary. Yup, Jackie makes a big impact, but without making a big noise.

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  9. A honest, helpful and hardworking friend aren't easy to find in one person. You hold unto her tight Joy.

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  10. There's nothing better than a true friend. They are so rare and build us up/push us in ways we might not otherwise grow. Thanks for sharing Jackie with us.

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

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    1. You're welcome, Crystal. A true friend is priceless.

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  11. Best friends are the best hero's. I'm so glad you have someone you can trust like that.

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    1. It does make this journey of life easier, Dolorah!

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  12. It's November 4 here in Australia, am I too late?

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    1. Nope, according to the time on this comment, I have 3 hours. better get cracking ;)

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    2. Here you go :)

      http://alifeexaminedblog.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/my-heroes.html

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    3. Thanks for joining in, Michael!

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  13. Hey Joy!
    Thank you for inviting me to co-host the blogfest with you.
    With a friend like Jacqueline in your corner, watching out for you...you can't go wrong. A real blessing.
    Minor celeb status...three places at once...and why not? May I have your autograph, please? On a serious note, you've really done well with the 10+ (isn't that about right?) books you've written and published.
    A toast to your success, Joy!
    ...and thanks for the friendship too!

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    1. Hey, Michelle, thanks so much for helping. You now have the hardest part of the job, deciding how those vouchers go.

      There are 11 books out, one in paperback only, so yep, it's been a heck of a ride. Thanks!

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  14. Friends like her should be heroes. They are rare, pains in the butt, and treasures. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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  15. That is so wonderful to have such a great supportive friend. A real hero.
    Up until March of this year I too, had such a wonderful supporter, surrogate mum and best friend, Sharon. She lives on in my heart and writing thoughts.

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