34. Cry Out of Joy for Michael
There is no denying that everyone who loved Michael Jackson felt like we lost a piece of ourselves when he died. He was our connection to love, our inspiration and a source of joy in our lives. Now begins the struggle to maintain that connection with him even though he is gone. How do you allow yourself to be happy and joyful when someone you loved that deeply is no longer here? It’s hard to get past the pain of knowing we will never see him again during our lifetime.
In my last article called "I Need You Michael Jackson," I talked about lost opportunities and how we must move through the pain by letting ourselves cry about them. That is an important step to follow because it’s part of the grieving process. Once you have let yourself do that, you will begin to move from feeling sorrow over lost opportunities to feeling joy over gained blessings.
I was inspired to write this article after I heard a song by Akon. It was written by him as a tribute to Michael Jackson, his friend and inspiration. It is called "Cry Out Of Joy." In this song, Akon so eloquently reminds us that we have so much to be thankful for about Michael and that’s what we have to focus on. As we remember some of those blessings, it will help us move from tears of pain to tears of joy.
Here are some of the things we should remember:
I admired his ability to express love so freely. He wasn’t afraid to say "I Love You." I have committed to embrace that quality in myself. Now every time I express my love for someone, I feel a little flicker in my heart indicating to me that his spirit lives on in me.
We want the world to see him the way we did, as Akon reminds us so well in his song. We all know the good that existed in Michael. We all know that he donated millions to charities all over the world. We all know it was his mission to help children. We all know that he was a loving, caring, and compassionate man and we all know that his message was Love. If you want the world to see him like you did, then you must be like he was, full of Love. When we do that, we keep his spirit alive and carry out his legacy.
I would like to thank Akon for writing such a beautiful song about Michael and for capturing our sentiments exactly. This is the official video of "Cry Out Of Joy" by Akon. Enjoy!
Lots of L.O.V.E.
Director of Community Development
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