Why Your Best Superhero Is You
“Life hits you hard. But it takes you three seconds to decide if you are a superhero or not. I am.” Hrithik Roshan
I am firmly of the belief that we live our best life when we are who we are.
Think about it for a moment – are you living for someone else, fitting into what they think is the norm?
If I have learned only one major lesson, it is that no one will ever be 100 percent happy with you, so be who you are and be happy with that.
Like last year, when I went as Supergirl for Halloween. I loved dressing up as a superhero.
What is being a superhero to me? It is standing up for those who can’t do it themselves.
It is advocating for my own health, both physical and emotional. It also means not hiding who I am so that I don’t offend others.
I am a disabled person who does not look that way. I have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and due to that life has forced me to create ways of coping with my illness.
These systems are in place to play to my strengths. Having a compassionate person in my life to help me with cognitive issues helped me see my own superhero was lurking beneath the surface.
My point is, be who you are no matter what that is.
If you want to be a Princess, go get a tiara. If you are living a life with strong spiritual beliefs, live your truth.
Do these things and own it.
A long time ago, I realized that it made no sense to walk around ashamed of who I was. I am not just the person who wrote this, I am many things.
Most of all, I am a person who cares about others and is not ashamed to admit that life has been tough beyond imagination the past few years.
This is how I got my wings; I needed to have some awful circumstances happen to bring me to a point of realizing how good life is.It's only when we face the worst of us that we see the best of us. #purebloggingClick To Tweet
Seeing the humor and enjoying life even with hard reality staring you in the face is what got me my wings. Many days I wanted to give up.
I never did, because then all I become is another statistic.
I never wanted my detractors to be right. Pulling myself up from the ashes of being homeless, and suffering a near fatal accident showed me how strong I can be.
It gave me something to give back to others who may not see a way out.
Being my own superhero? Yes. Sign me up.