I thought about heroes. A powerful hero like Jean Grey in X-Men Legends is fine for kicking enemy butt, but she is not somebody you'd want in your own house. Is she truly a hero to others? What can she offer the common person? There is a hero that people truly wish to both recognize and embrace.
A smile and a kind word is hero enough for most people. The application of respect for others is heroic in this age. The server in a restaurant doesn't want you to blow a hole in the wall. They would just like a smile and acknowledgment of their contribution. Well, that and a decent tip. The person with a armful of packages doesn't want you to rip a door off its hinges, but it would be nice for the door to be held open for them. These seemingly little things can make anybody a hero to others.
I believe that a true hero is judged by their service and attention to others. A fantastic world in peril may require super telekinetic heroes. The everyday world just asks for kindness.
Note... brightlotusmoon is a hero to me!