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My Superpower

All the quirks you’ve spent years trying to hide, they are actually your superpowers; they’re what set you apart. They don’t make you better. They don’t make you worse. They make you you, and only you can be that.

Oliver Stark, Actor

I don’t want to fly. I don’t want super human strength. I definitely don’t want the power to bend time and space to my will. Sort of. That last superpower could be fun. I’m just scared I might accidentally destroy the universe.

I often find walking for the sake of getting to a certain place tedious. It’s always been the destination rather than the journey for me. So I thought I might fancy the ability to transport myself anywhere lighting fast. But that would be lazy…or super efficient. Take your pick!

Then there are times when I’d like a bit more certainty and reassurance about the future. I’d love to be able to accurately predict what’s going to happen next so that I could help prevent any disasters coming my way.

But then we hear stories like poor Cassandra. A Trojan princess cursed to utter true prophesies that no one believes. Far from preventing disasters, she had to watch powerlessly while events unfolded. That is an awful gift.

If I had to choose one superpower, it would be the power of contentment. Sure, it may not save the world. But it would save me a lot of angst.

I’d love to be content with what I have while still striving to do my best. There’s something to be said for the ability to be at peace in every circumstance. Especially when times are difficult.

I would love to look back on various points in my life without bitterness or pain. Would love for old grudges to be let go. There is a peace that comes from acknowledging lessons learned without the twinge of sorrow for learning them the hard way.

And imagine the time and money I’d save if I was utterly content with the clothes I have in my wardrobe!


For #bloganuary. What is a superpower you’d love to have?

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January 2022
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