Monday, September 30, 2013
My daughter asked me yesterday, "Mom, what's an alter ego?"
I responded, "It's an identity of a person that's not always recognizable. Like, Bruce Wayne's alter ego is Batman, and Superman's alter ego is Clark Kent." Funny that my immediate response involved superheroes.
Can a peanut be a superhero?
It's been interesting to me, as I've been preparing for the musical I'm in, how many people have said, "I had no idea you could act/dance/sing!" Sometimes we don't recognize the potential in others, or we have preconceived notions that aren't accurate. It's cool to be surprised by learning something new about someone (or some thing) you thought you knew. I'm excited to share my acting/dancing/singing superpowers with people who didn't know I had it in me.
This idea has been on my mind for weeks now, and it fits right in with that video from powerofthepeanut.com: not only discovering potential in others, but the delight in discovering or remembering our own potential. It can be uplifting and edifying to discover what lies within ourselves, to remember that we can contribute in ways we may have forgotten.
What about you? What potential do you have that people may not know about? What's inside that you wish the world could see? What's your superpower? I really want to know.
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Posted by ~j. at 5:00 AM