I asked a preschooler, “What secret power would you like to have?”
He leaned forward, looked me in the eye and said, ”I don’t have any secrets, but I have a lot of super powers. I can fly. I can jump over tall buildings. I can fight bad guys, and I can turn the bad guys into good guys. I can do other things after I wake up from my dream, but my mom keeps me really busy trying to learn my letters. I think my mom is the one that needs some secret powers.”
Preschoolers have wonderful imaginations that often flow seamlessly into reality. They can play the part of a super hero and then sit down and practice matching alphabet letters. They do not keep their talents or their dreams as secrets. They openly share what they think, what they feel and what they do and don’t want to do. They do not set limits on themselves. They do not see impossible things as impossible. They believe in happy endings. They believe that they will be protected from evil. They can have a sense of higher wisdom that goes beyond where our adult minds stop.
Preschoolers can be super heroes to adults. Their thoughts and actions can propel us into a world that we don’t always spend much time in. They can spur our imaginations into places we have long given up. They can bring pure joy and laughter into our lives. They can help us find our own inner four year olds and embrace them. Hang out with preschoolers long enough and you too will start to catch secret powers they possess. The only thing that would stop you from catching their power is if you did not pause long enough to embrace their world. There is mighty power in pausing.
- What secret power would you like to have?
- What powers do you already possess that you do not use often?
- Think about a time when a young child has given you joy.
- Will you consider putting on your super cape and enter into the lives and minds of preschoolers so that you can tap into their secret powers and use them wisely?
“What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and maturity to use the power wisely. From an acting point of view, that’s how I approached the part.”
The Power of Preschoolers can change your life….. if you let it.