There is a Superhero inside all of us.
Yes, all of us.
The problem is that we often forget that we have superpowers. We go through life dealing with our day to day lives, occasionally having moments of what we, or society, consider greatness and ignoring that everything we do when we positively impact someone else or the world is the act of a Superhero.
We forget that the greatest superpower anyone can possess is the ability to help those around us. Sometimes we do those things in big ways, most often they are in small ones.
There is a running joke among my friends that my “superpower” is connecting people. It took a while for that to sink in as a reality, but once it did, I was blown away. I am able to impact the lives of those around me and, sometimes through those connections and what they produce, impact the world. That really is a superpower and I feel incredibly blessed that it is mine. I am fortunate, it comes naturally, without a second thought and with no expectation of anything in return. There are a lot of things I am good at, but this, this one thing, this ability to see the hidden connections between people and bring them into the light and together… that is a superpower.
So what is yours? What is the one thing that comes naturally, almost without thought, that makes a positive impact on the world around you? Are you a writer whose words spur people to be better or gives them a respite from everyday life by entertaining them? Are you a baker whose cookies put a smile on the face of all those around you? Are you a photographer whose pictures show others the wonder in our world? Are you the one who mows his elderly neighbor’s grass? The one who leads a Girl/Boy Scout troop helping guide our young people? Are you a teacher, a nurse, a firefighter, a police officer, a service member – Now there are some real Superheroes! Or are you just you? Perfectly imperfect you who does his/her best every day to make the world a slightly better place.
At the end of the day, whatever “costume” we put on, that is who we are. And inside You is a Superhero. Inside you is a superpower with the ability to change the world. Sometimes we have to dig deep or rely on those around us to help us find it, but it is there. So what is your superpower?
Photo credit: Thanks Vocus for the shirt! What a great reminder to nurture my inner Superhero!