Saturday, May 1, 2010
Say a Little Prayer for Whitney
Once upon a time, Whitney Houston was considered one of the best singers of all time. She was definitely one of my favorites. Her voice was flawless and powerful as she effortlessly belted out songs like The Greatest Love of All and I Will Always Love You, and the world was her oyster.
Now fast forward to 2010. When I saw this video of Whitney struggling through one of the biggest hit songs of all time (a song that solidified her as force not to be trifled with when it came down to vocal ability), my heart truly ached for her.
Sadly enough, people will laugh and make jokes about this but it really is not a laughing matter. This woman has struggled with an addiction that has ultimately stripped her of her God-given talent. Yes, her decisions are what have driven her to this point in her life, but I really believe that she has been trying her best to get her life back on track despite her addiction and in the wake of a failed marriage while trying to raise her daughter.
Whitney Houston does not need media scrutiny and heckling, she needs the support and prayers of her family, friends and fans just like anyone else who was facing the same struggles would need. Her fame doesn't make her any different.
So while the media continues to have a field day with the public unraveling of a woman who at one time brought joy to millions with her voice, maybe you could search yourself for some compassion and say a little prayer for her.
It is times like these that should make us really examine the things that we put people on pedestals for. Entertainers are fun to watch, but at the end of the day, they are human beings just like you and me.
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