3 Good Things About Miley Cyrus: A Mom’s Take

In my last blog post about Michael Jackson I shared an idea to see the “good” in others. Now I’m back to do it again. Okay here goes…three “good” qualities I saw in Miley Cyrus, my two cents worth from a mom’s point of view. I do have to say, too, that I accidentally saw her in an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show one morning a few weeks ago. I was impressed, especially since she’s so young, how well she stood up under the pressure. I know she can be heavily criticized at times, but I thought she did such a fantastic job answering questions that I’d pass on some of what I saw to you in case you missed it.

1. Talent: What “good” did I see in Miley? Let’s start with the YouTube video “The Climb.” Wow! She was only sixteen-years-old when that came out. She definitely has talent! If she didn’t have talent, she wouldn’t be doing so well. In the Today Show interview, she belted out “Wrecking Ball” in a booming voice, and I believe it was “live!” No lip syncing!

2. Kindness: I don’t actually follow or read much about celebrities, so some of you may not agree with me on this one, but apparently (again this info. is taken from the Today Show interview) Miley admires Sinead O’Connor and has some nice things to say about her. However, though I’m not sure exactly what was said, Sinead O’ Connor didn’t have nice comments in return about Miley. When Matt Lauer asked Miley about this situation, Miley confirmed her compliments about Sinead and never said anything unkind back in retaliation. No smearing! Nice!

3. Unconditional Love: Miley’s mom stood in the audience during this interview, beaming with what looked to me like motherly love and pride for her daughter. And when Matt asked Miley what her parents’ views were concerning the many criticisms of immorality in her values, Miley answered simply that her parents love her unconditionally like parents should. Bravo to that!

That statement about unconditional love is what inspired me to write a blog post about her. That wasn’t a “good” answer. It was a “great” one! What “good” have you seen in Miley?

About jvcarrwriterauthor

Everybody has realistic dreams, ones that start with a seed in the heart, are watered, then grow. Well...I finally published my dream, my young adult novel entitled Username: Bladen. The idea to write it literally struck me in the darkness of the night. I began this project not too long ago, though now it feels like forever. This book, in its original manuscript form, meandered down a typical publishing path in many ways, until it recently settled (Yay!) on the shelves of cyberspace. Soon, I hope it will find a happy home on the shelves of many book lovers, in a real home not just a virtual one. After all who doesn't like to see their dreams come true? Today, with the technological advances that we enjoy, dreams of publishing are well within a writer's grasp. Every mom, much to their chagrin, experiences sleepless nights. With six kids, I honestly can't remember the last time I slept through the night. Typically, when I wake up and can't fall back to sleep, I think too much about things, meditate, or pray. One night as I was praying, the plot for Username: Bladen literally flooded my thoughts. I got so excited about it that I decided to sit down and write and write and write. I spent a lot of time learning about publishing. I joined forums and writers' groups. When I finished my manuscript, I entered it into The Sandy Writing contest, which was a terrific learning experience. I didn't win, but one judge loved my story and gave me almost a perfect score. That gave me a lot of encouragement. I also queried it a little, and am amazed by how much I learned and loved the process. I know nobody likes rejection letters, but I appreciated the personal letters I received from agents that gave me insight into why they rejected my manuscript. Then finally, after I learned that publishers don't have a lot of shelf room for young adult novels with a male protagonist, I decided to stop querying and publish through Westbow. I found an extremely talented editor, and rather quickly finished the process of publishing my book. I couldn't be happier with the final result. If anyone has a story to tell, are willing to be diligent, and have a dream to be a published author, you can do it! Believe in yourself and make your dream come true!
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