Sunday, June 15, 2008

How much do we shine?

This is Anya Sparks, who auditioned for Britain's Got Talent.

She's not exactly young, gorgeous, and has the body of a supermodel. She's a 42-year-old mother, overweight and is average looking. Yet, here she is; wearing a sexy, skin tight outfit and doing a sexy dance to Britney Spear's Toxic in front of a live audience, hoping to get through the first round of Britain's Got Talent. I can't help but to admire her courage, confidence and strong self-belief.

It is so inspiring to see her being so energetic, positive and confident in doing what she loves. She doesn't let her weight, looks or other people's opinion of her hold her down. (It's not that I'm saying it's ok to become overweight, as it could be a danger to your health, but it's her attitude that inspires me)

It is so evident that she absolutely shines when she starts dancing, just oozing with confidence and positive energy. Did you notice how the crowd giggled and laughed when she pulled out the chair to do her dance in the beginning, but cheered loudly for her, putting aside any negative opinion they might have had on her until she finished? After her dance, she even asserts herself, when commented by Simon Cowell, by saying aloud,"That's big girl's power!".

Simon Cowell's insulting comments aside, EVERYONE from the other judges, to the audience, to hosts Ant and Dec, absolutely loved her. Judge Piers even went on to say,"Real talent lies in people like you." which I couldn't agree more.

I think this is an important lesson to be learnt: If you shine from within, you will shine to the world as well.

We need more people like her in the world.

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