Today I’m participating in The Blog-tember Challenge and the topic is “when I grow up I want to be…” I instantly thought of The Bionic Woman. This was a late 70’s TV series (a spin-off of The Six Million Dollar Man) and the lead character also happens to be my namesake. Jaime Sommers (my mom changed the spelling) is a tennis pro who, after a brush with death, is given “bionic” surgical implants. She is then endowed with certain superpowers: “amplified hearing in her right ear, a greatly strengthened right arm, and stronger and enhanced legs which enable her to run at speeds exceeding 60 miles per hour.” (Thanks Wikipedia)
I often think about how cool it would be to be a superhero- flying, jumping, super speed?! Awesome! When I grow up I want to have the Bionic Woman’s super powers. Since that might not be entirely possible, I came up with some ways each one of us can act like a superhero everyday!
The amplified hearing– Use your own ears to listen to loved ones in need of the love and guidance that only you can provide.
The great strength– It is sometimes hard to remember that strength does not have to be physical. Mental and emotional strength can help us all to carry the burdens of life on our shoulders and power through anything!
The enhanced speed– I look at this one from the opposite perspective, as a reminder that we should try to remember to slow down. Getting caught up in the day-to-day grind, we forget to take life as it comes, we plan too much, and we don’t value what we have when we have it.
Thanks for the name, Bionic Woman, and thanks for the lessons in being a real life superhero today!
Thanks to Bailey Jean of Brave Love for the month’s worth of writing prompts!
What do you want to be when you grow up?
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