I figured this would be a perfect time to tell you that I am an incredibly devoted and TRUE Michael Jackson fan. I mean...I'm one of those fans who literally knows everything there possibly is to know. Seriously...TRY ME!
Anyway, tonight, Showtime will air the long-awaited Michael Jackson documentary on his journey from Motown to super stardom. But what does motherhood have to do with Michael Jackson?? Well...I'm about to tell you...
When Michael Jackson was just a little boy, he would tell everybody he was going to be famous when he grew up. He would shout it out loud for the entire neighborhood to hear. When Michael Jackson was in his early twenties [at the start of what would become an undeniably incredible and notable career], he jotted down these notes on the back of one of his tour itineraries:
I should be a new, incredible actor/singer/dancer that will shock the world. I will do no interviews. I will be magic. I will be a perfectionist, a researcher, a trainer, a masterer [sic]. I will be better than every great actor roped into one. I will study and look back on the whole world of entertainment and perfect it, take it steps further from where the greats left off.
The only thing that runs through my mind when I read this is, "WOW!" A little boy, raised in a tiny little house, from Gary, Indiana, finally lived the dream he had as a child. I think it's safe to say that Michael Jackson accomplished all of this AND THEN some. He became arguably the greatest entertainer to ever walk this earth.
Do your children a favor, and teach them to do as Michael Jackson did. Teach them to reach for the sky, become someone great, and shout it out loud for the entire world to hear. Teach them about the power that lies in the tongue. Yes, some of us are just born with that star power, but remember that ALL OF US HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BE GREAT!
Confess with your mouth, believe in your heart, and those dreams you dream will be manifested unto you. There truly is power in the tongue, but there is also power in our written words and the things we believe with our heart. Start with the Man in the Mirror, because the best is yet to come. DREAM BIG, LITTLE ONES!