We all love superheroes. We love watching the Avengers destroy aliens in New York and Aquaman claiming his dominance over the sea. Just ask John Green about how great Spiderman is. The idea of saviors protecting us makes us feel safe, hopeful, and inspired.
Of all the superheroes, I believe there is something special about Batman, Ironman, Black Widow, Hawkeye and some others. At the end of the day they are just like us. We can easily picture ourselves in their shoes because they don’t have a special power or mutation that makes them much different than you or me. Obviously, the characters have an absurd amount of money or special training, but with the same opportunities we can imagine ourselves sitting in the Batmobile protecting Gotham.
With every superhero movie or comic there is a clear enemy. There is a Joker or Hydra that must be overcome to reach peace or justice. You have a clear enemy in your life, and it doesn’t have to be just spiritual. It may be a massive presentation at work, the struggle of taking care of your children during the day, or you are trying to find a job after graduation. Every day presents a new challenge.
The world is a little crazy right now, but there are heroes all around us. You are a superhero to someone. There is someone watching you today who feels safe and inspired because they know you are in their life. Someone is filled with hope and positivity because you are around. There are all kinds of enemies facing you every day when you wake up and you have everything you need to take on the challenges.
Take up your shield and put on your suit because it is time to give hope to those watching. Your shield may be a laptop or the tools you use to at your job site. Your suit probably isn’t tights and a cape, but it could be jeans and a t-shirt, or leggings and a tank top.
You may be a parent where just making it through the day is a heroic act because your kids have been driving you crazy. You may be a recent graduate who is looking for a job and applying to 3 new jobs is a victory.
You are a hero where you are at.
Put on your armor.
Superheroes inspire hope in times of darkness.
You are the hero you are looking for.
I appreciate you.