Super Powers to Make Someone Else’s Day

Dear Reader:

Throughout the past few years super heroes have changed  quite frequently by the costumes of my grandsons….from Captain America (Rutledge’s favorite) to Super Man for little Jake to Spider Man…shared by all…along with Lachlan’s favorite Paw Patrol Super Hero.

(*Eva Cate has preferred princess dresses ( as well as the boys  I recall)…but whether it  was Captain America, Superman, Spiderman or Paw Patrol..the children have all loved  being a super hero at some time.

Earlier in the week I read an ‘aha’ article that made me sit up and take notice….In Spotlight on Kindness the editor remarked:

“Kindness is the ultimate superpower we each carry with us all the time – no special costume or wand is needed in order to completely transform someone’s day. That’s the ultimate in “cool”.

We can completely shift the energy from negative to positive with one thoughtful gesture, one kind word, one look or one smile. This Halloween, let’s all wear this superpower; no mask needed.” – Ameeta

*I dressed up as a superhero fighting cancer three years ago…there are all kinds of superheroes…who take on formidable enemies… like cancer and win by waking up each morning!.

This life lesson on learning and showing who the true superheroes are to children (and as a reminder to us adults) is very important…we all have within us  superpowers to use for good.

Through simply a smile or a kind gesture or look,  we can daily turn someone else’s world into a happier state of being…Everyone has superpowers…we just need to release them.

Today is All Saints Day...and the first day of the month. It is the perfect way to start the month…by seeking out kindness to a stranger or strangers and making their day… one to remember  through an act of kindness performed in an instant’s notice…without thought or hesitation. Let’s all be a superhero today!

So until tomorrow “WHAT AN INCREDIBLE POWER WE HAVE, TO WALK THROUGH THE WORLD, MAKING SOMEBODY’S DAY.” – KRISTA TIPPETT

“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh (So let’s now make it someone else’s favorite day because of an act of kindness we bestow today!)

*Please share any super powers you give to a stranger today with the blog post…Let’s make All Saints Day a day worthy of it’s name. 🙂

Don’t forget! All Saints Day or not…it is also the first day of the month of November …..Don’t  forget to say ‘RABBIT RABBIT’!!!!!!!!  Let’s all have a spectacular month of giving thanks and giving back. (Jo and Colby…do you see the sweet crystal rabbit you gave me for my birthday?)

*The Turners were all into Halloween this year…even John and Mandy….Dressed for Mexico’s Day of the Dead...Eva Cate was quite the  bewitching witch and Jake was the character, Dash, from the Incredibles. Tommy and Kaitlyn, with their little dogs, stopped by (we got some cute photos)…Mollie sent a picture from their decorated golf cart with Lachlan and neighbors…the impending storm held off long enough for all the trick or treaters to finish. 🙂

*I barely made it home before the bottom fell out…but the street lightning going over the bridges was spectacular…best light show I have seen in a long time! 🙂

Halloween Photos:

Atticus looked tired after delivering the mail…decided he would like to sleep over with Eva Cate.

Nancy Drew was on the Halloween case today of finding candy to fill the trick or treat bag-*Lachlan left the reptiles to join the SWAT Team!

*I believe Harriett Edwards had this cartoon on her post and I thought it fit perfectly with the “theme” today and a wonderful description of me and my daily “wonders.” 🙂   🙂   🙂

 

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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