What Are Your Superpowers?
I've always had this idea that everyone has "superpowers". Not the kind where lightening bolts are coming out of your hands (although that would be nice) but subtle things that can make a huge difference in another human's life. Every person on earth has something special about them. Probably more than one thing. Perhaps it's their cooking, like my friend
Lauren. That girl doesn't make one bad thing even when she thinks she made something bad. Her food brings pleasure to others by offering something tasty. Maybe it's someone's art. Art that inspires someone else to be creative or realize something. It could be lifting people up wherever someone goes, because they are nice to each person they talk to. It could be making others laugh when they need it the most. My inclination is that most people have more than one "superpower" in their pocket and yet they might not be aware of how powerful the gift really is.
"My inclination is that most people have more than one "superpower" in their pocket and yet they might not be aware of how powerful the gift really is."
So my theory is, that if one could become more aware of their own "superpowers" - their goodness that they gift others - they could help change the world one person at a time. Isn't that what we are all trying to do? Help others. I know it's part of my purpose. I also know that there are people who I felt I couldn't help. But when I actually looked at it and compared the numbers, I've helped more than I didn't and that really meant something to me.
It made me realize who I've helped, how much I've helped and what my own "superpowers" were. It validated me. Made me realize what my worth was. This is something I recommend to whoever reads this. Write down a list of the people you've helped. Don't dismiss any tiny thing you've done for someone.
"Write down a list of the people you've helped. Don't dismiss any tiny thing you've done for someone."
Did you say hello to someone on the street and watch them brighten up to say Hi back? Did you talk out a problem with someone and help them feel better? No one said that "superpowers" had to be moving buildings to change someone's day and maybe someone's life.
So keep being you. Keep using your special "superpowers" and contributing to the good deeds of the world. A little goes along way and I believe the more you see how you help others, the more you'll see what else you are capable of that is on your goal list!