Learning to love yourself, it is the greatest love of all.

It’s been snowing the last couple of days here and for the first time in dozens of weekends, I’ve had no plans. It’s a contemplative kind of day, the loss of Whitney Houston the day before the Grammy’s is reverberating through the industry. It’s hard enough to be losing some of the great performers of our time to age but to lose another young and vibrant person filled to the brim with talent is difficult to endure. The pressures on today’s stars to be perfectly fit, always on top of their game, always shining for us - has taken from us more than we can tolerate over the past few years.

'And if by chance, that special place
That you've been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love'

We don’t know yet how Whitney died, but we know of her struggles, her picking the wrong partner and choosing the wrong vices. We know that voice. We know of her rise to stardom in her early twenties, her tortured years of abuse with Bobby Brown, and her return in her forties with her forever friend and industry leader Clive Davis at her side. We know we’ll never hear her sing again.

Acknowledgement, admiration and having access to anything you could ever dream of is not the answer to happiness. The only way to happiness is from within. Before we start loading on the sugar coating in our lives, we should make sure we’ve got the basic ingredients for happiness taken care of, because without it, we’ve got a foundation that can come crumbling down around us at any given moment.

'I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed At least I'll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the Greatest Love of All'

Rest in Peace Whitney Houston
We hope you've found that special place that you've been dreaming of.


 

1 comment

  • dankitti

    dankitti

    I believe that children are our future.... Whitney Houston, one of the greatest singers ever. Anyone who remembers the 80s, her music was on the radio all the time. RIP. so young, too. sadness. :(

    I believe that children are our future....

    Whitney Houston, one of the greatest singers ever. Anyone who remembers the 80s, her music was on the radio all the time. RIP.

    so young, too. sadness. frown

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