I have never really been one for superheroes until I saw “Wonder Woman” at the cinema last year. It is probably my favourite movie now. It inspires me and moves me every time I watch it (and yes, I have watched it quite a few times!).
My favourite scene in the movie is when Diana is told that she couldn’t save the people in No Man’s Land because no one goes there and survives. Diana doesn’t take no for an answer but instead goes where no one has gone before and did what she was told she couldn’t. She didn’t let the negativity and doubts of others stop her; she saw what needed to be done and she did it. She was brave, fearless, driven; she knew her purpose and nothing was going to stand in the way of what she had been called to do. She spent years preparing for that moment; her destiny, and nothing was going to derail her from her mission.
One of my personal superheroes is my sister. She passed away 14 years ago this month from Huntingdon’s Disease. This hideous disease eventually robbed her of her ability to walk and talk, to feed herself and shower. All the things we take for granted. But the amazing thing about Shelley was her attitude. Sure, she had some awful days, but she refused to lie down and give up. She encouraged everyone around her; she put others first and cared more about what others were going through than what was happening for her. Even in her final days, she showed love and care for others as best she could. She really is a superhero. Continue reading “We Can All Be Superheroes”