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Do you know an Icon?

The definition of “icon” is, ”A person or thing regarded as a representative symbol of worthiness, dignity or talent.”  Does that describe someone you know?

I have known many icons in my life, starting back in Knoxville, Tennessee when I was a young girl.  One was my mother’s sister, Mildred E. Doyle, who was the superintendent of Knox County Schools for over thirty years. She was considered an icon in our town for her service to the community.

My favorite icon recently passed, and I must say was one of the GREATEST OF ALL TIME!  He was kind, gentle, talented, and a good friend. I am privileged to have so many memories that I will never forget with this great person.  

One of these memories was in London, when several of us were walking down one of the main streets, going to do some shopping.  It seemed like everyone we passed took a second glance at this SHARP DRESSED MAN. After a few steps, I looked over at him and he just laughed and said, “You know,  I am an icon!”  He truly was, and he will never be forgotten by me or any of his fans.  

When I researched the most famous Icon of 2022 it showed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, former WWE wrestler and now an actor and producer.  

Others on the top ten list for 2022 are:

Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Lebron James, Kylie Jenner, Robert Downey Jr., Cristiano Ronaldo, Will Smith, and Justin Bieber.

The greatest icon of all time, is, in my opinion, Jesus Christ, followed by Napoleon, and then Shakespeare.

In today’s world, it seems you have to be an entertainer, politician, or athlete, to attain the title of icon.  I believe there are many icons in our lives, who don’t get the title, but deserve our admiration and recognition. It could be a teacher, a minister, or anyone who has achieved the pinnacle of success and is admired by others.  

Let’s all recognize and commend those, who, in this crazy world, have done something for us to make them worthy of the title.  Maybe if we try to focus on the good in people, the world will become a better place.  And, who knows – maybe we can all become icons in our own walks through life.

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