Being a Superhero

When I was 5 years old, I had finally made my decision of what I wanted to be when I grew up. Full of excitement, I enthusiastically ran to go tell my Mom. “Mom… I know what I want to be when I grow up.” “What?”, my Mom eagerly asked staring down at my small frame with my hands on my hips. “I want to be a Superhero!” My Mom laughed and said, “You can’t be a superhero.” “Why not?”, I asked. “Because, it’s not possible”, Mom said. “Oh”, I thought in my little 5 year old brain. “She just doesn’t get it. I’ll have to explain it to her.” “Of course it is Mom”, I said just having watched a Wonder Woman rerun on TV. “See, all I just have to do is have a scientist make the cuffs like Wonder Woman’s.” It had made perfect sense to 5 year old logic.

And honestly, it still does today. Because what do Superheroes really do? They help people who need help. That’s their mantra. They have internal struggles. They have gifts that no-one else has. They all have their weakness or own form of Kryptonite that enables them helpless. They fight injustices and they fall in love. See… Totally possible. The only difference between superheroes and us is a decision to become one. Okay so the red cape, tights, and invisible planes are completely optional.

I’m sure you have a whole list of superpowers. (Whether you believe you do or not.) One thing about superpowers is that many Superheroes don’t tell you is that they are developed. I’m sure you’ve work hard developing one or more of your superpowers. What are your superpowers?  I’d love to hear your answer in the comments below!

Sarah Jackson

Vigilant Poster Girl


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