Bring Out the Hero in You!

Wonder Woman, arguable one of the most famous “Super Heroes” of all time, has been my favorite since childhood.  Wearing a red, white, and blue star-spangled suit, gauntlets of Atlas, carrying her lasso of truth, and sporting tall boots on legs so long they would reach up to the height of an average woman’s underarms—she creates a beautiful and striking image—although her beauty does not downplay her strength and extraordinary magical crime fighting powers.  She is the best! 

Ahhh…sadly, I will never be Wonder Woman (and for those of you who know me, that is absolutely no surprise) but, even at my age, it is still fun to imagine what it would be like to be the gorgeous heroine, who consistently saves the day and wins the battle!  We all have a favorite “Super Hero,” and while we admire their various attributes, we each possess the innate ability to do extraordinary things, even in the smallest of ways. 

Extraordinary or “Extra” Ordinary

Although they appear to be the same words—extraordinary and “extra” ordinary—have quite different meanings.  By adding a space between the two, it changes the whole meaning from “extra remarkable” to “extra common or regular.”  Do you ever look at your life and compare it to others and think how theirs is so extraordinary, while yours is just “extra” ordinary?  I know I have!  Those you perceive to be living extraordinary lives probably do not think of themselves as such, so, quit the comparison game. The difference in these two meanings is how you literally incorporate the word “extra” into your time and resources. 

Do All Things with Excellence

Add in the “extra” to your life by endeavoring to do everything with excellence and to the very best of your ability, no matter how small of a task. Never “intentionally” make an error, be a procrastinator or a slacker either at home or work—leaving it for someone else to do, fix, close, correct, complete, put away, pay for, figure out, clean, buy, bring, cook, understand, start or finish.  Never “intentionally” do unhealthy things or have unhealthy habits, but rather develop habits to stay healthy.  Always make a great impression on others by developing a winning attitude and taking pride in your appearance.  Be upbeat, positive, and adapt “the glass is half full” attitude, and always, yes…always—smile, be kind, tolerant, helpful, and respectful!  Well, you understand what I am saying.   

The “Extra” in Extraordinary

Over time that little “extra” will exponentially make a huge continent of difference in your life and the lives of those closest to you.   You may not ever be Superman and be able to leap over tall buildings in a single bound, but you can become extraordinary and a hero in your own right, by consistently adding in a little bit of “extra” and aiming for excellence in all things every day of your life.

Be an extraordinary person and bring out the hero in you!

Katrina Cheema