I came across a video of a contestant on America’s Got Talent, Jane from Ohio, who calls herself Nightbirde when she performs.
She told the judges that she was battling cancer and that it had spread to her lungs and liver. When told that then she’s not okay, she said “not in every way” but “it’s important that everyone knows I’m so much more than the bad things that happen to me.”
She gave a touching and authentic performance of a song she wrote herself – “It’s Okay.”
It's okay, it's okay, it's okay, it's okay If you're lost, we're all a little lost and it's alright
She got a standing ovation.
“You can’t wait until life isn’t hard anymore before you decide to be happy,” she said.
“I have a 2% chance of survival, but 2% is not zero percent. Two percent is something, and I wish people knew how amazing it is.”
The video has gotten 25 million views on YouTube in less than a month, maybe it’s the kind of message people want to hear in these times.
The colors of the rainbow So pretty in the sky Are also on the faces Of people going by I see friends shaking hands Saying, "How do you do?" They're really saying "I love you"
It is a wonderful world, indeed. And it is made more wonderful by people who inspire us.