We had the pleasure this morning of talking live to Susan Boyle, the overnight sensation who melted hearts when she sang “I dreamed a dream…” on Britain’s Got Talent. Read story
She spoke with us this morning from her home in Blackburn, Scotland. (There were unfortunately a few audio problems) but she was just as sweet and humble as she was before becoming the most talked about woman in the world of late. She says she is “gobsmacked” (translation = massively surprised) by all of the fame and accolades but she will take it all of it one day at a time—and stay true to herself. I asked her if she thought she’d let the U.K show would give her a makeover like they so often do with reality contestants. Interestingly she didn’t say yes or no!
And since we just cant get enough of her singing…we had her SING a few bars LIVE on our show. Watch
And I have to tell you, I’m just as taken with her as the rest of the world seems to be. And I started thinking about why? Well, first she reminds me of my mother’s Aunt Mary. A sweet, unassuming gentle woman who was just happy and thankful for her modest life. You never hear Mary complain of anything even though she spent a lot of hours alone at home as a widow. She found joy and wonder in all of the small things in life and I never heard her say a negative thing about anyone. That’s what we’ve seen from Susan so far.
When she first walked out on that stage, it was obvious the audience didn’t think much of her due to her modest appearance. It was almost like everyone was in on the joke but her. She didn’t let it stop her. She didn’t get mad or upset. She just opened her mouth and sang. And without having to really say a word, she made a lasting impression on so many of us.
We could all learn a thing or two from that.