I have always been fascinated with superhero stories such as Superman, Spiderman, the Incredible Hulk, etc. Part of my fascination stemmed from each superhero’s special power.
As a child, Superman was one of my favorites for two reasons. First, I was captivated by his ability to fly while that bright red cape waved. Secondly, I was always impressed by his X-Ray vision.
Spiderman was another one of my favorites because of his “Spidey Sense.” This describes Spiderman’s ability to determine the severity of danger.
If we had special superhero powers, which would you like to possess?
If I had a special superhero power, it would be X-Ray Thinking.
I was talking to a middle age woman about a week ago. She was smiling, but there was something different about her smile. It wasn’t until later that I found out that her teenager son had died several weeks ago.
This is why I would love to have the special superhero power of X-Ray Thinking.
Many people hide behind smiles and laughter, but on the inside they are hurt. You just never know what people are going through. No one knows the heart of another man.
Although I may not have special superhero power of X-Ray Thinking, there are two special powers we all possess.
The Power of Communication
Believe or not, we have the ability to communicate. In technological driven age, some people have lost the art of communicating face to face. There is certain information, which will only be shared face to face.
I can’t imagine the middle aged woman I mentioned earlier sharing her son’s death by text, email, etc. The only chance of this conversation happening was through a personable and sincere face-to-face exchange.
Sometimes, it’s just taking the time to speak to the heart of people.
How many times do people ask, “How are you doing?” However, most people don’t want a true response of how a person is doing. Matter fact; in most cases people ask that question without expecting an answer from the party they are speaking to. We must take time to talk and listen to the fellow men or women of our world, which leads me to the super power we all possess.
The Power of Encouragement
When we actually stop and communicate, we will find many opportunities to be an encouragement to others.
All it takes is listening to the heart of people and discovering your chance to support and inspire them.
Discover your special powers of being able to communicate and encourage others because you just never know when you will need someone to be there for you!