I closed my eyes for what seemed like 10 seconds during the NFL playoffs Sunday when my wife slugged my arm and said, "Did you see that?"

Trying not to look like I fell asleep I replied,"What? Of course I did! Manning is really on his game today. Great play!"

I wasn't even close.

She was referring to Microsoft's new ad campaign which celebrates the heroic accomplishments by women in 2013.

Using the DVR remote, she found the beginning of the commercial and I watched it. I loved it. You will too.

These heroic women show what spirit, courage, and perseverance can achieve. May their bravery inspire us in 2014 and beyond.

Who is the heroic woman in your life?