What’s your Superpower?

Kids. So diminutive, and yet, so powerful. Something all kids have at their disposal, something all parents recognize, is the power of WHINING. It’s a mind-splitting, soul-piercing, stop-you-dead-in-your-tracks, rock-you-to-your-core Superpower that kids exercise with reckless abandon.

Like a giant who doesn’t know its own strength, kids often don’t even know they are doing it. It juuuust comes out that waaaaaaay.

It’s incredibly effective at eliciting another cookie, making Mom hang up the phone, getting to watch your favorite TV show, forcing Dad to intervene in a sibling dispute, and certainly as a drop-everything attention-grabber.

The point being… kids, despite their pint-sized statures, know that they need to use the resources available to them –– their special gifts –– namely, the Superpower of Whining. If they pour it on heavy enough and persist long enough, they’ll find success.

Their Superpower is simple. Their Superpower is creative. Their Superpower gets results.

What’s your Superpower? Have you exercised it today to get you closer to what you want?

Doesn’t matter if you sing, dance, write, direct, act, philosophize, drive, paint, climb, produce, parent, teach, learn, read, cook, spin, heal, pray, imagine, communicate, negotiate, meditate, cogitate, calculate or prevaricate (ok, hopefully not prevaricate).

Every one of us has a special skill, a unique creative ability that we are supposed to share with the world that makes us feel complete, happy, and fulfilled. It’s our personal Superpower.

Like a good whine, our Superpower can bring us closer to our goals. Pretty quickly in fact, because really our ultimate goal (whether we know it or not) is happiness, and our Superpower should make us happy just to do it.

If you don’t think you have one, you’re wrong. Spend some time with a two year-old and you’ll quickly realize if something that small can bring an adult to his knees, then you must have a Superpower of your own.

So be sure to flex your Superpower today, whatever it may be. If you don’t, there’s a kid out there who is using theirs to get someone to give them an organic fruit-sweetened lollipop from the pantry while they stay up past their bedtime.

That late-night lollipop is yours if you want it.




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