Just as all superheroes have a power, your gifting and abilities can be used for the good of others. Help can be offered in many ways and you must know your power when the space aliens are mounting their attack. Most of us humans experience very few actual alien attacks over our lifetimes, however, we do have many opportunities for a bit more mundane emergencies. These include an empathetic heart to walk the last moments with a family member in hospice care, a ladder and paintbrush to take care of a new coat of paint on the house trim, an encouraging word, a poem, or tutoring the neighbor kid through the tough math homework. This kind of superhero work is needed far more than fending off the alien attacks.
I have met many superheroes in my lifetime and they have taken on many forms. A few examples included those that helped get the stalled car running, gave financial help during a hardship and helped move my entire household prior to a record snowfall. My superpowers are in the mechanical realm and includes changing a tire or cleaning hair out of a shower drain. These superhero acts are never in the local paper, but when on the receiving end, I certainly feel like calling the local news to highlight the generous help and grateful for the local superhero.
Since American Idol is no longer in production, maybe it's time to rethink what idols we worship and consider the superhero that brought in the chicken soup.
Going Further: When did you first use your superpower for good? How many powers do you have? How have you developed your expertise over the years? How do you feel after saving the world for that one person? Are there any powers that have not been used in a while and it is time to bring them out of retirement? Who needs your superpowers now?