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My Gift From Michael

My Gift from Michael

For years I’d been living as if on “automatic.” I got up each morning, sent the kids off to school, went to work, came back home, cooked, cleaned, paid the bills, on and on and on… Although I’m blessed with good health, wonderful family and friends, and a great profession which I love very much, something always seemed “missing.”

Something happened on June 25, 2009 that opened my eyes and made me question what life was all about. I learned of Michael Jackson’s death and a trigger set off inside me. I began looking into his life’s work and developed a kind of “obsession with Michael,” as my family calls it.  His lyrics began to have a different meaning for me. Yes, they’re beautiful to listen to and dance to, but it is as if they lifted a veil from my eyes that I didn’t know was there. They reach so deeply into my core that it gives me shivers. Life has taken on a new meaning for me.

The more I looked into his life, the farther I went down my own path of soul-searching. I began to feel a connection not only to Michael, but to all that’s around me. I AM everyone and everything. I AM LOVE. Love is not an emotion; it is being at ONE with everything and everyone. I marvel at the simplest things, like a funny shaped cloud, or a perfect snow flake hitting the windshield. I look at children and see the light in their eyes. And their laughter is like music from Heaven in my ears. How blind was I that I didn’t see all this before?

So, the question “what is the meaning of life” has been answered for me because of the magic of Michael Jackson: the meaning of life is simply to just “live.” It is experiencing life with all its wonderments and challenges with an open heart. That changes the world for the better because I am changed. THAT is the legacy Michael has left me, and so I am forever grateful to him. He is more than a musical genius. He is the messenger I didn’t know I was waiting for.

6 responses

  1. I read with wonderment, mixed emotions of sadness and joy of how Michael Jackson influenced my life, not only while he was alive, but in his too early death. He had the spirit of an angel, the innocence of a child and a heart as big as the universe. He indeed may not be here among us, in the flesh, but you can be assured he touched millions of lives while on his too short a journey here on earth but he is still changing my life and I am sure millions of others who believe in “angels among us.”

    I love him and miss his spirit of music!


    July 2, 2010 at 1:08 AM

  2. feel the same,i dont know why,i just only want to see him…im 53 y/o and now i miss him even though i never saw him before…just only in photos or videos…too sad… bless you all

    July 17, 2010 at 10:55 PM


    November 25, 2010 at 11:31 AM

  4. Kitty

    I couldn´t agree with you better on this context. You are so right. Mj had a message to all of us and now it´s up to all of us to provide that to the future and work for the important issues in life. We all need love, family, laughter and joy and not only sadness.

    Together we can and we will!!!!!!!!!!

    January 4, 2011 at 3:29 PM

  5. Alissa Renee

    your so right in everything you say about Michael. I decided to have a child later in life, i’m now 41 my son is 3 yrs. old , as i sat and remembered the things i heard michael say about children- and how he saw them through his eyes, i began to Open Mine, i look deeper at my child as an Angle, he is pure and without sin and everthing of God, he was created in God’s Image , Created by God Just For Me, he is such a Blessing to me, everyday i cherish his smile, laughter,his Love,I tell him atleast 10 times a day how wonderful and awesome he is and what a blessing, and how much i love him, i walk in nature with him he loves the tress the flowers,sand, The water, the Moon & sun, pine cones, Dirt, Animals, Etc.. and all of these things now have a deeper meaning to me because of Michael,My Son,and God. we’re now creating a butterfly Garden, and when ever there is one in My Back yard, I think of Michael and Smile… What an Amazing Gift Micheal was to All of us. Thanks ‘Michael” for the Gift Of LOVE…

    September 4, 2011 at 12:42 AM

  6. dare michaeljackson hello my name is dianne from washington d c hi mike i am kind of shy if y can fore give me . being so fasted a bout righting to y lot i am justed a big big big big fan of all your mice i would love fore u to see some of your email pages that i sented y a fan request i how and pray that u get it by way i am really a big big big fan i am so close to hair ing want u would say about this when u get my fan request back from dianneboucaud@myspace.com ihelping michaeljackson to be happy once more i hope u have a very good day at your job or home love allways michaeljackson from dianne from washington dc

    July 12, 2012 at 5:59 PM

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