Don’t Die With the Music in You

Stacy Francis, 42-year old single mother of two, did not want to die with the music inside her. Bless her heart.

After 12 years of being told she was too old and not talented enough, she lost faith in herself. However, she had a dream – a passion – took a chance and auditioned for The X Factor.

Watch the above YouTube video (if you haven’t seen it already) and be inspired by not only her courage & talent, but by the judges’ and audience’s (4,304 of them) outpouring of love and admiration for her. She connected with every one of them!

Thanks to Adam Urbanski who featured this video in an online event he hosted last week. Since I don’t own a TV, this was the first time I’d ever seen it. Needless to say, it touched my heart (and I needed a box of tissues close by) so I wanted to share it with you.

Is there music inside you? It doesn’t have to be a song, it could be any skill or talent that you’re passionate about, but have buried inside or let others tell you that you could not achieve. Now is your time. Be grateful for your gift(s) and go for it.

Please share your dreams in the comments section below. I’d love to hear from you. And, have a Happy Thanksgiving!

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss