All our lives we have been told not to judge a book by its covers, and in following that train of thought to also use the same discretion with people. Today I would like to share the perfect example with you.
My parents have told me all my life I have been a champion for the underdog, but this goes beyond that…there is a “young” lady sweeping the internet. She is from the UK and her name is Susan Boyle.
A few unkind people have labeled her as a spinster and as never been kissed (as if that’s a crime). Well, you see, Susan has dreams…like we all do AND Susan is a diamond (some may think in the rough) waiting to be found.
I prefer to think of Susan as a God-given talent overlooked by people less talented because of their narrow minds. Well, no more!
You see Susan was a contestant on Britain’s version of American Idol, called Britain’s Got Talent…and the results were jaw dropping for the judges (Simon included) and truly heartwarming. You see, Susan sang about dreams…she sang I Dreamed a Dream from the musical Les Miserables When I watched her segment I teared up and wanted to cheer at the same time. It was a triumph. As the Brits say, I was gobsmacked…it was brilliant!
Please, do yourself a giant favor and watch her today. You will be glad you did!
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