While combing my 6-year-old daughter’s hair the other night, she irritably asked why she had so many snarls in her hair. Obviously the detangler wasn’t working. I explained that it’s just the price she’ll have to pay if she wants long hair. After a moment of thought she said, “Well how come Wonder Woman doesn’t have snarls?”
Wonder Woman doesn’t have snarls? This was complete news to me. Why wouldn’t she have snarls from time to time? Don’t we all?
So I had to ask, “Why doesn’t Wonder Woman have snarls?”
“Because she would use her super powers against them,” my youngster replied quickly.
This isn’t the first time my daughter has taken my long-standing limiting beliefs, and presented them to me in a new and fresh way. It’s one of the things I love most about her and is a little like a refreshing slap in the face.
After some thought I realized she was right; it would make complete sense that Wonder Woman would use her super powers in every way possible; from the biggest of rescue missions to the littlest of knotted hair.
(Do you feel an analogy coming on here? Of course you do!)
We all have our own unique set of super powers, but how often do we really use them? Do you tend to keep them secret, saving them for something truly worthwhile? Or maybe for you it’s the opposite; when you see a BIG opportunity to show off your stuff, you freak out and sink out of sight?
Your super powers are unique and special to you; a gift for you to use. They won’t run out or deplete with regular use, in fact it’s just the opposite. The more you use your unique set of strengths and talents, the stronger these super power gifts become! What a waste to not use them frequently and to their full potential!
The Soul Sisters