Super Heroes (and Heroines) Inspire People to be their Best.

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Blockbuster movies taken place every summer. These movies are released. Some of them are great. Some are flops. Some of them become legendary movies that develop a cult-like following.

 

Movies are an activity that people enjoy during the summer. People watch them on holidays, on vacations, or just because it is a fun thing to do on the weekend for entertainment.

 

Spiderman was released this weekend. It is  the third reboot of Spiderman. These movies are based on the comic book character created by Stan Lee. (Please note Stan Lee has a cameo) in this movie, as he does in most Marvel movies based on his characters. Keep your eyes open for him.

 

I am a comic book fan. (Also known as a geek). I won’t apologize for being true and authentic.

 

Entertaining movies inspire us. Spiderman inspired me. I wanted to share my feelings about the movie without giving away any secrets of the plot. I felt amazed (The Amazing Spiderman). I felt inspired by good over evil. I don’t like to say “fighting” because that assumes their is an enemy. I like the concept of good encouraging more good in the world and I think this movie gives that. The so-called bad-guy who I refer to as (Bat Man because he is played by Michael Keaton) makes a change in this movie.

 

Good and evil are often the plot lines of movies. There is the hero and there is the villain. Often the hero wins because he (or she) has many positive character traits. It isn’t about having a suit with special powers. It isn’t about having a hero name. It isn’t even about having special abilities. It is more than that. True heroism comes from character traits like being authentic, brave, courageous, determined, persistent, and focused on doing good.

 

Money is power in our [Real-Life] universe. Many people in Hollywood make a lot of money from movies: actors, directors, filmmakers, etc. Money only maximizes the true self. Jim Cary’s “The Mask” is a good example. The mask gives Jim Carey’s character special abilities (which is funny). However, when a villain puts it on the mask maximizes the evil. In example: if you’re already evil and you get a lot of money – you’ll take it to do more of what you already are.

 

Learning and loving are two of my values in life. These are my own authentic beliefs on what is really important in life. I do them now. Spiderman was deeply aligned with doing-good-nature and philosophy.  Naturally, it inspired me to be a real-life superhero. There is a Bat Man (motivational speaker) based out of my town: Huntington, West Virginia. he shares with kids and teens (and even adults) that anybody can be bat man by doing good.

 

I want to do good  in several areas of my life. Ways to do it in real life include: @ work (doing the best); @ home (helping the family); @ community (helping others, volunteering); and in community (letting a person driving car go in front of me or get the parking space); and so much more.

 

My July and August summer charity project (at work) is going to be based on books. Reading is another hobby of mine. I am going to collect books for the children and adolescents are our residential treatment facility. Yes, some of these books will be based on blockbuster Heros, like Spiderman and other (Heroines too). Yes – these books will give kids a healthy hobby for the summer.

My goal: Collect at least (child appropriate books) before midnight on August 31st for our residential treatment programs libraries.

 

My challenge to you. What kind of a good-deed are you going to do this summer?

Set a deadline. By midnight August 31st.

Be a real life super hero. Do something good. Start today. Don’t wait to be a hero when you have money or time or power. Like Nike, “do it” now.

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Contest winner – copy of Danny Pettry’s book!

Elyse J., Bloomington, MN had won a copy of my children’s book, Building Character with Sam, Izzy, and Many Other Dogs: 15 Tips to Help Children Build Character. She had attended my training session at ATRA! I always like to give away door-prizes at my sessions

The book has been featured in the media and in publications several times, including:

  • Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine (Tampa Bay, FL).
  • The Parthenon – Student newspaper at Marshall University (Huntington, W.Va).
  • The Register-Herald Newspaper (Beckley, W.Va.)
  • Indiana University Alumni Magazine (no article – but posted picture of book online). (Bloomington, IN) in 2009 or 2010
  • West Virginia Public Radio Interview in Jan. 2011

The book has a 5-star rating from amazon.com reviewers!

Award:

Seal of Approval Winner by The National Parenting Center
Testers were delighted to discover this storybook that teaches children important lessons about tolerance, empathy, sharing, compassion and much more. Pettry uses adorable dogs and puppies to illustrate these good character traits. Parents noted how well the book was written. The style easily connected with children and was fun for parents to read. What many parents told us was that this book sparked conversations about various behaviors including how humans and dogs share many similarities when it comes to caring for each other.

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go to this link to get the book:

Building Character with Sam, Izzy, and Many Other Dogs: 15 Tips to Help Children Build Character.

OR go here:

https://www.amazon.com/Building-Character-Izzy-Many-Other/dp/1453835318/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473833908&sr=8-1&keywords=building+character+with+sam+and+izzy