Today's WEGO prompt: If you had a superpower – what would it be? How would you use it?
This is a tough one. Right up there with, "If you found the genie's lamp, what would be your three wishes?" Would I want a traditional superpower: flying, x-ray vision, or super-human strength? Or would I want something non-traditional: the ability to feed and house the poor or the power to heal?
As a PWD (person with diabetes), the temptation is there to say the power to heal. How amazing would it be to rid the world of all illness and pain! Afterall, none of us likes to see anyone sick or hurting, even those we don't like. (Admit it, deep down!) But honestly, I don't know if I would want to do this. I've seen amazing things happen when people come together for a common cause. Many people take the pain of illness and turn it into advocacy. They seek out others with the same passion. Together they do amazing things! Thanks to diabetes, I have met some amazing people. It's because of this terrible, nasty chronic illness that I have taken to blogging and diabetes advocacy.
Compassion? If everyone was compassionate, we would lose those with the skills to teach others how to show compassion. Communication in different languages? I've seen first hand what happens with children who speak different languages try to communicate. Through their attempt to communicate, they learn compassion and build friendships.
How about the more traditional superpowers? Flying? I'm afraid of heights. X-ray vision? I'm not sure if I'd want to see what's behind every closed door or around every corner. Super-human strength? I'd just like normal human strength in my hands and wrists.
Do I really have to chose one? Can I say "Thaks, but no thanks"? No? *sigh* Ok, let's see...
I would say the power of speed. Sometimes I need to do things really fast (like laundry or dishes) so I can do the things I enjoy (spending time with hubby and kids). I would need to resist the temptation to rush too much of life instead of just relaxing and letting things move at their own pace.
Each of us has own own superpower if you think about it. For me, I think that's the power to take care of my five children while still appearing to have it all together.
Image credit: The Superman image was found here.