Things I Learned from Michael Jackson:
#3 'Say Yes to your Heart' (by Brenda)
Imagine a world where people say yes to their hearts without question, follow their dreams, doing their best and never giving up. This is the world that Michael believed in. This is the way he lived his life. He has shown me that this CAN be the real world. Since I have begun to trust him and follow this in my own life, everything is different, although it may seem the same on the outside.
Is there anyone who has ever followed his heart as unfailingly as Michael did? Is there anyone who has ever persevered against all odds as Michael did? Is there anyone who believed that all things were possible as Michael did?
He did these things because he believed his talents had been given to him by God and he felt his purpose was to express these gifts the best he could, so others might recognize their own gifts. This is true for all of us. We all have a purpose for being here, we have talents, ideas, inspirations just as Michael did. The difference between us and Michael is that he followed through NO MATTER WHAT. He did not just choose to express his gifts when he was inspired, when he was paid enough money, or when he was feeling good, he did it for us, because that is what he knew he was here to do.
He said, "I believe in me, so you'll believe in you." I believe in you Michael, and thanks to you, I also believe in me, and all of us. We are here to express our gifts and in doing so, we help others to be who they are meant to be as well. This is how we change the world. I promise that I will always say yes to my heart, and always do my best, no matter what.
~ Brenda - author of Love is the Answer (blog) and the beautiful picture book Ever After
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