I believe my creativity is a gift. I try to share that feeling with my students and hope they grow to believe their creativity is a gift just like mine. I have a daily affirmation, “my I see my creativity as something good and feel it as a gift, sharing it openly with others.” I try to use my creativity in ways that can protect, serve and inspire.
“I look upon my powers as a gift, not mine alone but for anyone who needs them.” - Superman*
Clark Kent, also known as Kal-el or as Superman, is probably the most famous of all Superheroes in the universe. We all know his story, born to a scientific father (Jor-el) and mother (Lara) on a dying planet (Krypton). They sent their only son (Kal-el) to Earth. He was adopted by the kind and generous Martha and Jonathan Kent and was given the name Clark Kent. Then eventually became Superman, faster than a speeding locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, and can block bullets. Superman is the greatest, the first, and most inspiring. As Clark, superman lives a mild-mannered, modest and moral life. Superman was created to protect, to serve and to inspire.
We all have talents and gifts, we all know how to share and the easiest thing to give is our talents or gifts. Mother Theresa once said, “If we cannot live for others life is not worth living.” In all honesty, deep down we all want to be helpful, caring, and inspiring. We all want to be cared for, helped, and listened to regularly. What better way to do this than to be the absolute best person we can be today? The painter needs to show their artwork. The singer needs to be heard. The lawyer needs to protect the law and the doctor needs to help the sick. Do what we do well, and we will find that we to are supermen protecting, serving and inspiring.
First Appearance: National Comics Action Comics June. 1938
Creators: 17-year old, Jerry Siegel (plot & script), and Joel Shuster (art)
* “Superman: Peace on Earth” Jan. 1999