Rarely does a day go by when each of us doesn’t think of something in the world we’d like to change. Sometimes, we’d like to change someone we know and love. Sometimes, we’d like to change our school or work place. Sometimes, we’d like to change ourselves.
But most of the time, change is elusive and what we hope will be different just stays the same. But then other times, we see a change right in front of our eyes and it makes us want to cheer. That’s what happened today when Lady Gaga changed. Yesterday on April 20 it was reported she spoke words that so many others have spoken without thinking: “That’s retarded,” she said in response to a question about one of her songs. But more importantly, today, she spoke words that are full of thought: “My apologies for not speaking thoughtfully. To anyone that was hurt, please know that it was furiously unintentional. An honest mistake, requires honesty to make.”
That is change, unafraid, honest, and I believe sincere change. Wow!
I know Lady Gaga has millions of fans around the world because of her music, but now she has fans for another reason as well. She’s joined the campaign to open the world’s eyes to the gifts of people with intellectual differences and that’s a whole new reason to dance.
Welcome to the world of Special Olympics to our newest fan, Lady Gaga!