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?