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Bill Sandusky writes about a video a friend sent to him via his e-mail and the impact it's made on him (not to mention, the rest of the world).

Thursday, April 16, 2009, Nashville, TN., 3:28 a.m., D.S.T. (can't sleep)~

Dear Journal~

Bill Sandusky here.  Just sitting here, still gobsmacked at a video that a friend sent to me in my e-mail box. 

The video in question was this forty seven year old woman from Scotland who has turned the world around with her ability to sing.  (She was auditioning for a spot to be on the show, "Britain's Got Talent".)  Now, the woman in question isn't what I would call pretty:  rather plain looking, a little on the chubby side, wearing a plain, simple dress, high heeled shoes, short, very wavy hair. 

She also happens to be disabled and is an unemployed church worker.

When she opened her mouth to sing "I Dreamed A Dream" (from the musical, "Les Miserables"), it was like WOW!  She had a voice!!  An amazingly powerful, haunting, beautiful voice!  The judges (as well as the audience) were drop-jawed; they soon went crazy as they listened to her perform.

The woman is named Susan Boyle; she's suddenly the biggest Internet sensation (not to mention, media darling).  The video of her singing was on YouTube, and it's had something like over 6,000,000 hits.  People can't seem to get enough out of watching this video or listening to Susan singing like an angel!

I know I can't.  Every time I watch this video, I'm like, "WOW!!"  I think she is here to teach the world a powerful lesson:  "Don't judge a book by its cover", which is exactly what she is doing.  She may not be your ideal image of what a celebrity should look like, but she has talent, pure, raw, God-given talent that is a force to be reckoned with.

I watch this video, and I don't see a frumpy middle-aged woman:  I see beauty in her personality, her talent, her very soul.  She is far prettier than these plastic, altered celebrities that are so prevelent in the entertainment industry nowadays, and I suddenly find myself rooting for the underdog.  It is absolutely mind-boggling!

I don't know how far Susan Boyle will go in the competition; I pray she makes it all the way!  What a shot in the arm it would be for people (such as myself) who live with disabilities (or for that matter, plain, unassuming people who aren't pretty or handsome)!  She is truly an angel sent from God to teach the world not to judge others!

God bless Susan Boyle; may her star shine brightly for a very long time to come!!

~Bill.  :) 


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Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle 4/16/2009
I love this!I am so excited that she is getting all this attention.She has such a gift from God and it should be seen. Like the scripture- she's not keeping her light under a bushel.

With Love,

Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 4/16/2009
I hope her talent carries her to the stars, I felt the same as Bill when she opened her Mouth
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/16/2009
When she opened her mouth to sing "I Dreamed A Dream" (from the musical, "Les Miserables"), it was like WOW! She had a voice!!

She surely does!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/16/2009

Gobsmacked, as well - what a lesson, taught by a "frumpy" woman - I just hope they don't try to change her into what a singer "should" look like - she's already got the voice. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 4/16/2009
She really is amazing, Karen. Excellent write!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/16/2009
Yes, bless Ms. Susan Boyle, then again, who can deny that God had a finger on that?


Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/16/2009
Bill has said it so well, for the message was brought home to even people like the idiot cast of judges on the show who finally realized that very thing.

Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 4/16/2009
Yes, she is amazing, and I put her talent in the status of Peggy Wood, ( Head Nunn) in the Sound of Music Category...
Wonderful write here Karen.
Love n hugszz
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/16/2009
Excellent write Karen.

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