Turn Around Tuesday

“I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

Christopher Reeve (1952-2004)

Let’s talk about Superman. Raised on a planet not his own around people who were not like him and would not understand. He was able to adapt only by keeping the biggest part of himself secret.

Let’s talk about Christopher Reeve. He was Superman. Maybe not in real life, but real enough to many who loved the action hero. Faster than a speeding bullet, man of steel – in one moment, one point in time, confined to a wheel chair for the rest of his life.

Christopher Reeve will forever be associated with the comic book hero he brought to life. Understandable when you take a look at some of the similarities. Both put forth of themselves to better others. Both faced big odds in the process. Both had difficulties on their life’s journey. Both did it anyway.

Do it anyway. That’s the mantra that answers the fears, apprehensions, difficulties, and uncertainties of any task. This is where perseverance comes in. This is the point where grit your teeth tenacity happens. You have it in you to be harness that inner strength. You have it in you to be that strong.

What can we learn from Christopher Reeve, Superman, and his alter ego, Clark Kent?

– You are never truly out of your element. Make wherever you are your own. Bloom where you are planted.

– Something as simple as wire glasses can be an incredible disguise. Make sure you aren’t hiding behind something that is preventing the world from seeing your greatness.

– Good deeds don’t always require recognition. Doing the right thing is just the right thing.

– Everyone has their own weaknesses. What defines us is our ability to work through and overcome.

– Life can change in an instant. Practice the art of resiliency.

There is a superhero in all of us!

Be on the look out and let’s expand

There was a great response to my call last week to those in Richmond Hill for the profiles on Blogging Richmond Hill. I am looking forward to the upcoming articles and introducing you all to some wonderful people.

I am fortunate to know many wonderful people. I am betting you do too. And that thought gave me an idea.

Nominate someone -yourself even. I would love to introduce the wonderful people we know.

Making Life Work for You is all about those strategies that make life great. Few things do that like knowing great people.

Why nominations coming from you instead of me? Because I say what I think all the time. Sometimes it means more coming from someone else.

Email me and let me know who needs to be recognized and why. Go ahead…do it now. Make somebody’s Tuesday.


  1. Hey April,
    You may already know this about me (our Positive Thinking Day efforts raise money for his foundation), but I LOVE Christopher Reeve. He showed the world that we really can choose our attitude not matter what happens in life.

    His oldest son just released a documentary on DVD – called Hope in Motion. I can’t wait to watch it. I believe you can order from the foundation – http://www.christoperreeve.org.

  2. Yeah – I have always been a fan myself. Of course, it started with Superman. But, to watch the grace, class, and dignity he and his wife displayed…amazing

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