Ever Have Someone Try to Squash 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 create one bad thing in the kitchen though she thinks it could be better. Her food brings pleasure to others by offering something tasty. It brings a smile to their face, a satisfaction to their stomach.
Maybe it's someone's art. Art that inspires someone else to be creative or realize something. Perhaps it's the ability to lift up people wherever one goes by getting into communication with them. 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."
It's also my belief that we are often convinced that we are not as good as we truly are because of the Captn Nay's, throughout our lives, who made us doubt our true abilities. One day when we were three, one came along and said "You can't do that!" or when we were thirteen one bullied us until we hid around the corner. When we were twenty, one told us we shouldn't take risks and go after our dreams. The Captn Nay's of the world aren't someone in our lives that had a bad day and were mean, they are mean or negative a MAJORITY of the time.
It doesn't mean the "superpowers" don't exist. It just means they have been squashed or hidden due to lack of awareness. So my theory is, that if one could become more aware of their "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 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!