Friday, May 8, 2009

Another hero

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If you don't know who Susan Boyle is by now, I'd be shocked. Since giving her scene-stealing performance on Britain's Got Talent last month, Boyle's moment in the limelight has been all over YouTube and the entertainment news. And rightfully so—the woman can sing! And how moving is it to see someone like Boyle—a 48-year-old, average-looking woman—steal the hearts of people all over the world? 

If you haven't watched her performance yet, I highly recommend it. Moments as surprising and moving as Boyle's don't come around often enough.

But I don't want to write about her performance.  I want to write about something she said afterwards. 

In an interview with the London Times, Boyle delivered another knockout punch to those who might define her as frumpy. She said, "I'm happy the way I am, short and plump." Let me repeat: Susan Boyle said she's happy the way she is! Only nine words, but her message is so profound, so important, that she might as well have written an entire dissertation on why it's necessary to be happy with ourselves before we can expect to accomplish anything. I'm thrilled that Boyle has revealed this crucial detail about her psyche, and I hope that more American women will model themselves after this amazing Scot. 

Next time you look in the mirror and feel disappointed with what you see, think of Susan Boyle. If she can be happy with yourself, why can't you? 

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