Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Life Lessons from Michael Jackson

Today is the anniversary of Michael Jackson's death.  

For me, it's like where were you when JFK got shot.  Where were you when you heard that MJ died?  I was in Palm Springs with my family and Adam at an aviation museum.  Someone texted Adam the news and I was really sad.
At the Aviation Museum in Palm Springs
I loved MJ.  I just think his music is amazing (a song for every mood I tell you).  Second only to the Beatles.  Here are some life lessons I have learned from Micheal's music:
  • If I want change I need to start with the (wo)man in the mirror.
  • I doesn't matter if you're black or white (or both?)
  • We all need to do our part to heal the world and make it a better place.
  • We need to be conscientious of what we are doing to the earth.
  • You are not alone
  • One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch.
  • Billy Jean is not his lover.

My favorite words ever spoken by one of my nursery kids (3-yr-olds at church) was "Michael Jackson was half good and half bad."  He was certainly eccentric at best, but even so, Michael, you are missed. 


  1. When I saw the title of this post, I just couldn't read it fast enough! I, too, love and was so sad when he died. I was at Morris Murdock booking my honeymoon with James :) I'm thinking I need to rip some of your MJ CD's. Miss you lots. Come to Logan when you get home!

  2. I was at work and we were all following TMZ intently. It went from, "How sad, Farrah Fawcett died" to "Omg Michael Jackson's been taken to the hospital" to "OMG Michael Jackson's DEAD?!" in a matter of hours. It was sad and shocking all at the same time.


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