“With great power, comes great responsibility.”

Someone I love emailed me this quote:

“Stay close to those who sing, tell stories and enjoy life, and whose eyes sparkle with happiness”

The moment I read it, a huge smile hit me and this warmth enveloped around me. And I realized how powerful the people in your life truly can be, and with that power, how it can be used for good or how it can be used for bad. Our words and actions have so much power… the power to heal, the power to lift, the power to love, the power to give meaning to life.

I wonder how often I use my superpower?
“With great power, comes great responsibility.”
I wonder how often I use my power for good?
I wonder how often I have used it for bad?

On the flip side, who do we surround ourselves with? Do the people around us heal us? Lift us? Love us? Give meaning to our lives? Do they fill our buckets? Or take away from it?

I looked up the quote, and read its continuation. I didn’t realize upon reading the email that the quote was written by one of my favourite authors, Paulo Coehlo, who wrote one of my favourite books – The Alchemist.

“Because happiness is contagious and will always manage to find a solution whereas logic can find only an explanation for the mistake made.

Stay close to those who allow the light of Love to shine forth without restrictions, judgements or rewards, without letting it be blocked by the fear of being misunderstood.

No matter how you are feeling, get up every morning and prepare to let your light shine forth.

Those with eyes to see will see your light and be enchanted by it.”

from Paulo Coehlo “The Manuscript Found in Accra”

Each day we wake up, we have a choice to make. Do we use our superpowers for good or for bad?

Go Adventure. Go Travel. Go Live.

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