In Kate’s post asking for volunteers to help out with the fat rights movement, Mary wrote:
If you need someone to make phone calls, it’s a superpower I have to charm people on the phone. I can charm people with severe paranoia to some in to see me and I can charm frustrated family members whom I can’t provide information to because of confidentiality.
In the children’s book Just Grace, the main character has a similar ability:
It’s not a jump-over-buildings, see-through-people’s-clothes, or lift-a-train-over-my-head one…My power is that I can always tell when someone is unhappy, even if that person is pretending to be happy and is a really good actor.
A recent issue of Funny Times (which, seriously, is all that keeps me sane sometimes) even featured a cartoon that stated “My friend has a tiny superpower: He can always find James Taylor on the radio.”
Tiny superpowers abound. You have one, though you might not know it. Maybe you can always find a parking spot, or call a friend at just the right time, or pipe a perfect frosting rose. What can you do that seems a little bit magic?