Real Estate Agents and Other Superheroes

Superheroes are all around your community – like real estate agents, school bus drivers, dental hygienists, and that kid who delivers pizza. Crime seems to be up everywhere, even within our own government. Life has become extremely stressful as more people compete for fewer jobs. The neighborhood sense of goodwill is eroding in many communities. But if you look carefully, you can find the champions of the neighborhood.

The last time you went to the dentist, you encountered one. The dental hygienist dives right into dirty mouths all day long. Unhindered by dangers of disease or halitosis, she gets in with both hands and a smile. The dental hygienist earns her cape every time she excavates the remnants of last month’s meatloaf lingering just beyond your own grasp. Dental hygienists are not the only ones who work under difficult conditions.

Real estate agents work in a volatile market in a crumbling economy. These superheroes work day and night to keep our lives moving. They help us recoup the most from our single largest investment. Real estate agents are the champions of the recently re-employed who have to move across the country and be ready to start on Monday.

Monday morning brings praise for another type of superhero in our town, the school bus driver. These warriors wake at 4 a.m. to start those diesel engines, so the bus is comfortable when the kids embark. Without school bus drivers, who would take the kids away? Would they have to walk to school in bad weather? Or worse yet, stay home!? It takes a special kind of warrior to drive that big bus full of rowdy kids.

That kid who delivers pizza is a community superhero, too. He manages to find your house in a snowstorm so severe it kept you from going out to dinner. The pizza kid brings dinner when you don’t want to go out, don’t have time to cook, or can’t manage to get off the couch. He saves dinnertime every time. He gets that pizza to your house hot and ready to serve with the right toppings on it, and then he’s off on his next delivery, cape flying out behind him.

At a time when the world seems to be caving in on us, superheroes are all around. Finding them may be a little harder these days, but you have to look. Real estate agents, school bus drivers, dental hygienists – even the kid who delivers the pizza – are the people who save the day on your average Tuesday. They do the impossible, or at least the things you don’t want to do. They keep our lives running smoothly by tackling the hard tasks with skill and speed.

Our community heroes display a combination of super strength, determination, and a willingness to help. They are so good at making our lives better that we forget to recognize their super contributions. As long as we have these champions in our towns, evil cannot take over.