“Create your own personal super hero alter ego and describe his or her day” ~ Finkelstein & Sons
I once told someone that I wanted to be like a 21st century Harriet Tubman. I wanted to free people from their own societal minds. So if I was a superhero, that’s exactly what I would do. I would go around and help people unleash their own special superpowers: the power of choice, the power of love and the power to accomplish whatever it is they set their minds to.
The power of choice means that you can never blame anyone else for your circumstances. If you don’t like where you’ve landed yourself, then choose to do something else. I guarantee eventually you’ll see a different outcome because you’ve made different decisions. The choice really is yours in every single moment.
“But I have no choice,” people often whine back to me.
My answer is pretty much the same each time; you can always choose to do something else. It might not be easy, but you do have alternatives. We all do.
Loving who you are at the core is also an invaluable superpower. It allows you the freedom to be you and, subsequently, also empowers you to love others for who they are. Realizing that you’re perfectly imperfect, yet still spiritually whole can be liberating. Once you understand this, then no judgments can affect you and you can also release the need to judge others. Think about it. If I love me for who I am, then who am I to judge you for who you are?
With my red cape waving behind me, and my super words flowing, my final goal would be to show people that they have the power to do whatever it is they set their minds to. I don’t intend to suggest that you can be anything in the world. Instead, I think of what my Grannie once said, “The only reason Obama is president is cause you’re not.” If you think of something and feel compelled to do that thing, then you can find a way to achieve it. Again, it might not be easy, but you can attain goals if you want to.
No. of Words = 379 (about 15 minutes)
I wrote this post prompted by Finkelstein & Sons nomination for the Free Writing Challenge. Irene and I met during Writing 101. She has a very down-to-earth, authentic style and I’m impressed that she often blogs in two languages (by the way, love the new layout). The Free Writing Challenge is an incentive amongst bloggers to promote and stimulate free writing, helping each other out with a prompt.
These are the rules:
Open an MS Word document (or Pages)
- Set a stopwatch or your mobile to five minutes or ten minutes, whichever challenge you think you can beat.
- Your topic is at the foot of this post.
- Fill the word doc with as many words as you want. Once you begin writing, do not stop.
- Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS Word (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules).
- You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals. However, if you do, it would be best.
- At the end of your post, write down ‘No. of words = ______’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within that time frame.
- Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nominations (at least five bloggers).
My nominees are:
- Juliet Qoey (I know you’re a poet, but I’d love to hear a poem on the topic if you have time)
- Tony Burgess (I know you’re busy and have lots of other noms to get thru, so no rush)
- Priceless Joy
Your topic is: If you could live anywhere in the world, rent (mortgage)-free for one year, where would it be?
Can’t wait to read these!