Has someone said something that made you think afterwards, "wow, I'm lucky," but then you feel guilty later because you realize that you don't express enough gratitude towards the people that are kind to you? Weeks ago, I heard the buzz about Kelly Clarkson's performance on American Idol and I had to watch it. I have been and still am one of her biggest fans and to me, she is one of the contestants that deserved her win fair and square.
So, I went on YouTube and watched the performance. It takes a lot for me to get emotional about things, but this performance, the words, the music, my goodness! I listened to her sing, and I wondered how I would have turned out without having people who cared about my well-being. Imagine having a parent that you know exists, that you wanted in your life, that you found, but he or she cared less if you existed. That would be shattering to anyone, much more a young child. Kelly expressed the pain of that experience in her performance, which showed how long she had harbored the heartbreak since childhood until adulthood. I cannot imagine what she has been through, but I'm happy that she has persevered and now is a strong woman. The performance showed that she had learned a lesson to love and would never let her child go through what she went through.
Be thankful for those that care about you. Appreciate your parents, and parents, please be involved in your kids' lives no matter the circumstance.
(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)