15 Ways To Be A Superhero Every Single Day

by Sherry Riter in Motivation,Self-Development  

Unless you are wearing a Kevlar(R) vest by DuPont, you won’t be able to stop a speeding bullet. Even with the vest, you still won’t be able to stop a speeding bullet like Superman. I also highly doubt that you have a webmaker like Spider-Man which would enable you to throw a web and swing from building to building. I even doubt that you have a Batmobile like Batman that gets you out of tight jams. So if you can’t do any of these things like these famous characters, how can you be a Superhero?

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How To Be A Superhero Every Single Day

I used to love watching cartoons and often pretended to be Super-Man when I was a little girl. I believe that every day, Superhero acts are performed like saving people from a burning building, a heart attack or an exploding bomb. However, I also believe that each of us can be a Superhero every single day when we do things like:

  1. Comfort a family member, friend or total stranger
  2. Provide nutritious and satisfying meals to our family
  3. Successfully drive to and fro on busy roads or highways without wrecking our vehicle
  4. Attend to the sick, young and elderly
  5. Teach our children how to be intelligent, motivated, thoughtful and caring people
  6. Obey the law even when no one is looking
  7. Replace negative self-talk with positive self-talk all day
  8. Remember to take all our medications and/or vitamins on time
  9. Banish all complaints from our thoughts and conversations
  10. Get at least eight hours of sleep during the night
  11. Do something that motivates and inspires yourself and/or others
  12. Take time to care for your body – bath/shower, shave, deep conditioning your hair, lotion your body, clip/file nails, brush/floss teeth and pumice your heels if they are rough
  13. Enjoy the beauty of nature regardless of the season
  14. Take time to relax in order to find peace and tranquility
  15. Work hard, pay your bills and don’t buy things you can’t afford

You may be thinking that the list is not a list of Superhero acts, but I disagree wholeheartedly. Not only are they Superhero actions, but you are a Superhero when you do any of them! Let me explain…

We pack each day full of things that must be completed. Somehow we are able to successfully manage some or all the duties required of us. At night, as we fling our exhausted body on the bed, it feels almost impossible to believe that we got everything done. That is the aha moment! YOU are a Superhero in your life!

No, you can’t stop a speeding bullet, but you can send a card to the friend who just lost a family member. You can’t fling webs hither and tither to fly through the air, but you can volunteer to drive your elderly neighbor to the pharmacy to pick up their prescriptions. Maybe you don’t have the Batmobile, but by taking a walk each day you are strengthening your cardiovascular system. It is hard to scrunch everything into a busy day, week, month and year, however we continue to amaze ourselves with the tasks we complete. Well, that is because YOU are a Superhero performing Superhero things each day!

By taking the time and making the effort to be a kinder, more compassionate and peaceful person, you will also make the world a better place every single day just like the Superheroes we all love to watch on the cartoons.



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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 mom October 24, 2012 at 12:41 am

All I have to say is ” Huba huba”


2 Sherry Riter October 24, 2012 at 6:54 am

LOL Silly!


3 Kathy Morelli, LPC (@KathyAMorelli) October 24, 2012 at 9:27 am

I LOVE this list…gr8 points about how it takes guts and perseverance to just be an everyday person !
take care, Kathy


4 Sherry Riter October 24, 2012 at 6:22 pm

😀 Thank you Kathy!!


5 Teresha October 24, 2012 at 10:32 am

#10 is my Kryptronite. LOL!
great list!


6 Sherry Riter October 24, 2012 at 6:23 pm

LOL Teresha, getting enough sleep is one of the BEST things you can do for yourself in the short and long run!!! Proud of you Superhero Teresha!!!! 😉


7 Laurie Wallin October 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Yes!! Preach it, sistah! As usual, you’ve totally brightened my day with this one. Lifting up all of us who feel like life’s reduced us to laundry and carpooling…. Off to get my cape now. 🙂


8 Sherry Riter October 24, 2012 at 6:27 pm

😛 Thank you so much Laurie! Out of curiosity…what color is your cape and can I see a picture of you in it? LOL My cape looks a lot like a pair of pajamas! 😉


9 Bev October 24, 2012 at 10:17 pm

I would say I am a superhero because I can go faster than a speeding bullet, but, then I would have to say I am not a superhero because I failed #6. Wait, I read all 15 again. I think I need to work on a few more of these…what time is it… I need to go to bed. 🙂

Love the post! Hope your week is being kind to you. Hugs!


10 Sherry Riter October 25, 2012 at 8:20 am

#6? You? I thought you were near perfect! I have been so disillusioned. 😉

Thanks! {{{hugssss}}}


11 Bev October 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Oh, yes…mostly. But when I have my superhero cape on and flying about in my little red KIAmobile, I might, sometimes, occasionally…not be lawful. LMBO. And…I still have the illusion of no traffic tickets…ha!


12 Sherry Riter October 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Ah, I see. You like to speeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed! LOL


13 Renée October 25, 2012 at 10:57 am

What a wonderful way to start my day!! In the last couple of years, I’ve made some monumental changes in my life (including marrying my high school sweetheart a few decades late) and as I find myself navigating through this unexpected, wonderfully welcome Second Act, the things you’ve listed have become so much more important. Thank you for your thoughtful post.


14 Sherry Riter October 30, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I’m so glad you enjoyed the post!

“including marrying my high school sweetheart a few decades late” – Better late than never!!! 🙂


15 Maurice Lindsay October 26, 2012 at 12:04 am

Amazing article…This list is timeless and apply to everyone! Its so easy to forget that the little things matter in this chaotic, fast pace world we live in. You don’t have to jump through a burning building to be a superhero, all you have to do is add value to others peoples lives and you will be their hero…and that’s’ super!

Love this article!


16 Sherry Riter October 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Thank you so much, Maurice!


17 Suchismita Pai October 27, 2012 at 9:57 pm

What a nice post. We often forget that simple, considerate little acts matter so much in everyday life. It was Mother Theresa who had said ‘We cannot all do great things, but we can do little things with great love”. I love the list of ‘to dos’ . It is a lot better than just saying ‘do good’/ ‘be good’. The actionable list is a great place to start being a hero! 🙂


18 Sherry Riter October 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I love that quote! Thank you!!


19 Joan October 28, 2012 at 10:35 pm

That is not a superhero outfit that you are wearing, Redhead Riter. I have never seen a superhero who looked like that. That is a super-heroine outfit that you are wearing if I have ever seen one! And may I say that you look hot in your super-heroine outfit! I mean SMOKIN’ HOT!!! 🙂


20 Sherry Riter October 30, 2012 at 5:03 pm



21 Joan October 28, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Well, I don’t know about being a superhero, but I do try to be a super commenter and always comment on your blog post – but I did fall a little behind this past week with my commenting. But you know the old saying, “Better late than never.” So, I’m catching up on your blog posts that I missed commenting on and commenting now! 🙂


22 Sherry Riter October 30, 2012 at 5:03 pm

You are always a super commenter! Thank you!


23 Joan October 28, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Ohhh, not to brag, but I was a superhero this past week. On Friday I did what is #1 on your list and comforted a friend! 🙂


24 Sherry Riter October 30, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Awwwww…that’s wonderful Superhero Joan!


25 Joan October 28, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Okay, enough commenting on this post LOL. I am heading to your next post that I missed commenting on, which is the post you wrote after this post. See you at your next post! 🙂


26 Sherry Riter October 30, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Thank you!


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28 Sherry Riter November 5, 2012 at 6:54 am

Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed my blog. 😀


29 Jerel Gall June 28, 2014 at 12:53 pm

There is but one fallacy in the logic. I CAN stop a bullet….once. Now, for whom? That would be the heroic choice.


30 Sherry Riter June 30, 2014 at 10:51 am

Hmmmm…that definitely gives me something to ponder.


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