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Superhero Complexes…

I am going to try really hard to not make my new favorite blogger, Jeff Goins, sound like an amazing superhero writer with a magical pencil – but only because his blog tells  me not to. And that is the only reason.

Because I heart his writing and practical advice about writing. And today he invited another non-superhero to guest on his blog.

In this post, Jeff’ guest blogger Denise Urena reminds us that our heroes are just people.

She talks about the authenticity of fanship and how we have a greater purpose than simply admiring the work of others.

Denise goes on to say, “This is not what we’ve been called to do. We’ve been given a greater opportunity than merely sucking up. We have something to contribute, too.”

That is pretty powerful.

We all have power and potential. We really just need confidence.

If you aren’t sure why every single one of us should embrace that confidence, read this post by Jeff himself – the awesome blogger who is probably not really a superhero – but is a dang good writer. 😉

And the stockings were hung…..

This year, when I think of the gifts I want to give my kids, I don’t think of what I can wrap and put under the tree. I think of confidence…laughter (not to be confused with happiness, they have to find that for themselves)…integrity…love… security…determination. Gifts I can wrap around their hearts – gifts that can seep into their personalities. Gifts that can help them understand their potential (not realize their potential, but understand that they have it, – again, realizing it is up to them) – gifts that will shape who they are going to become.christmas-sprig-with-cranberries

I am realizing that as they get older, I have a chance to mature and focus.

That is their gift to me – perspective.

This year, it’s going to be hard for us to give them tangible (translation – material) gifts. Which is a gift in and of itself. So, Number One Hubby and I decided to give them the gift of family, amazement, memories, and laughter. It is a gift we are re-gifting – a gift our families have given to us.

We took them to see Cirque De Soleil.

We went to dinner first and just simply caught up with each other. It was lovely. We had lots of time – no rushing. Then off to the circus. We were dazzled, amused, amazed, and very much entertained. We laughed the whole way home as we recounted our favorite parts and marveled at how the artists managed to do any of what they did – right before our eyes.

The circus was fabulous and we would highly, highly recommend it. But that wasn’t the gift. It was the time together. The memories and the laughter. We created wonderful memories that I know will last at least a lifetime. Maybe memories that will even last thru generations, I can hear them now…….remember when we all went to the circus…. and then, prayerfully, later to their own children, when I was your age………………………..Now those are gifts worth giving.