I was recently asked by my 4 year old great nephew, “Which Super Hero are you?”
I stopped and looked at him, not sure what I was supposed to say. No one had ever asked me this question.
I said, “I don’t know. Who do you think I should be?”
Without hesitation he said, “You are Super Cheetah Girl!”
He then decided that he was Super Ryen Spiderman, with special powers to cast a web so he can fly.
“What special powers do you have?” he asked me.
Without hesitation, I told him I have beautiful wings like a butterfly, and I can fly. I’m not sure where this came from, but I was going with it.
Then he wanted to play super heroes and fly. Next thing I knew, he had his arms wrapped tightly around my neck, saying, “Fly, Super Cheetah Girl!” So I spread my arms out, flapped them up and down and started jumping around the room. We were flying!
Oh, the excitement and giggles that came from a very happy boy! (a.k.a., Super Ryen Spiderman). We did this several times throughout the day, and each time was magical.
Do you remember, as a child, believing that you could just decide to be whatever you wanted to be, letting your imagination take over and adapting to be that thing, person or Super Hero? It was pure magic to shut out the world, have special powers and then act on your special powers!
Even as adults, we all have our own special powers when we believe in ourselves. We can act and do whatever we set our minds to do. We have to work toward our goal. We also need to remember to use your imaginations, have fun and think outside the box!
When you believe and act on something you want to accomplish, you turn into your own Super Hero. The first step is to believe. Next, remember that even Super Heroes have to learn to use their super powers. Do you know what yours are? What makes you stand out? What do you yearn to do? Take the time to develop or grow into your super powers. Learn to use your own special gifts that make you who you are. Then, go fly (or do whatever it is you want to do).
As for me, I think I need a little more time with the 4 year old, being Super Cheetah Girl and flying with him again. I can hear his laughter right now…….