We Can All Be Superheroes

"I want only to be me. The best me. I want to be observational, to see those in need, who are struggling, who are hurting, and to help them and reach out to them, without recognition or praise; this is my invisibility.

I want courage to stand up when needed, to be the barrier to bullying and injustices, and to never fear the consequence for defending another; this is my strength.

I want to be influential and compassionate and to give acceptance and encouragement to those who doubt their worth or ability; this is my mind control.

I want inspiration to be my motivation, and to see that action transform the actions of others, inwardly and outwardly; this is my flight.

I want to plant my feet firmly, extend an outward hand and find my deepest emotion, and say, "No." with conviction and promise when others are in harm's way; this is my immovable force.

I want to be impervious to the dredging, degradation, and judgment of others who would only see me fail; this is my shield against the elements.

I want those that I love, to always know that love, to feel that love, and for that love to thrive within their spirit; this is my immortality.

These, are my armour. Inherent ability would require only action whereas true and commendable character demands that we be more than simple voyeurs when we see a victim. Great moments come from those who are ordinary, and who act extraordinary.

These are my superpowers. I cannot be more earnest in this expression. We can all be superheroes."
- a.E.H.