Superman is amazing. He can fly, has laser eyes, and is incredibly strong – until he’s near kryptonite. Kryptonite zaps his strength. In it’s presence, he goes from being a super man, to a weak man.
Some of us fight so hard to be strong all the time. We never want to appear to be weak – not just in front of others, but even when we’re alone. We hold in our tears, refuse to admit we’re disappointed, and act like major things don’t bother us even when they really do.
When we’re strong, we feel victorious. We feel like undefeated champions who have accomplished something amazing because we didn’t let situations break us. Like Superman we fly high, soaring the clouds.
There will be good and bad times for everyone. When life throws kryptonite at you, it weakens you to the point where you just can’t be strong anymore. It takes every ounce of energy that you had, and leaves you completely empty.
There are times when strong people need strength. When the girl that’s always there for everyone else needs somebody to be there for her. When tears fall, hugs are needed, and a listening ear or a shoulder to lean on can make a major difference.
Life’s kryptonite can disquise itself in many ways. Hard break-ups, parents divorcing, losing a loved one, or a rejected college application can all bring you to your knees.
Being weak makes you feel defeated, but when kryptonite knocks you out, it’s really ok to feel what you feel. If you’re suffering because of a break-up, a divorce, death in your family, or rejection, don’t fight your feelings. Feel them.
Acknowledge them. Give them space. If you ignore them or try to bury them, they don’t go away.
The best way to heal is to feel.
Express it. Talk to someone. Cry it out. Write. Draw. Sing. Do whatever you can to get it out, or else it will come out in ways that aren’t good for you.
It’s also ok to lean on others. Admit that you need help and then let people help you. There’s nothing wrong with needing others. We all need someone, and even the strongest people need to let their guard down sometimes.
It’s ok to take a break. Recharge your battery when you’re weak. Refresh yourself. Rest. Unplug for a while and do the things that fill your soul up. Take care of yourself so that you can get your strength back.
It’s ok to make changes. When kryptonite is in your path, sometimes you have to turn and go another way. When you get tired of going down Weak Street, you’ll turn on Strength Avenue. If you have to change your major, leave those “friends” behind, or break up with him, do what you gotta do so that you can be strong again.
The good news is, that when the kryptonite is gone, Superman becomes strong again. He becomes himself again, and so will you.