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    The MJJC Legacy Project Team is here for you. We have a project for everyone..

    "How Does Michael Jackson Inspire You"

    Hello everyone. :waving:

    Have you found yourself thinking about Michael...because the team here at the MJJC Legacy Project sure has been thinking of him and we want to hear from you..

    We thought it would be fun for everyone to have a place to tell their own story of just how Michael Jackson inspires them.

    Our goal here is to have a special place for every member to gather and share Michael's legacy and part of that always has started with his fans.

    So, share what that certain something is that inspires you,what makes your heart & soul dance..what makes you become starry-eyed when you think of Michael Jackson. What is that special something that brought Michael into your life?


    Here's a place to share your stories & poems in this thread and discuss them together.
    Michael has been apart of most our lives since we can remember. I'm sure that many of you have your very own story no matter how big or small to contribute.

    We are a part of his legacy.
    Just like Michael has his "HIStory" in which he shared with us,let us share ours for him and each other.
    Michael Jackson's legacy is very rich and multi faceted - ranging a wide spectrum of music, dance,singing, philanthropist/humanitarianism, art & vision. Breaking the boundaries and opening the doors of unity where color lines and segregation are invisible.

    Through his art he has inspired the whole world beyond the times, speaking to us sonically and from his heart.

    Thank you so very much, Mr. Michael Jackson - or as we sometimes say Apple Head.



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    While brushing up on your writing skills here in this thread, why not submit a essay to here.
    We at the MJJC Legacy Project Team want to hear from you. We want you to know that you are apart of what makes this project go forth. Calling all writers. We are asking for submissions.
    Want to share your unique story? Write an essay using the title below and submit it to us here in this thread.


    feel free to post in this thread and share your stories & thoughts. Go read, post and discuss! Thank You.

    MJJC Legacy Project Team

    Title your submission as:
    "How Does Michael Jackson Inspire You"

    Be sure to include your MJJC username with your submission. Please enter the essay title in your post Get creative. Be serious. Be seriously creative - Just tell us how Michael Jackson inspires you.


    We look forward to your stories & poems in this thread as well as your essays.

    With Much L.O.V.E.
    Sincerely,
    souldreamer7
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    Look at this fan drawing of inspiration by Michael Jackson.



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    This is my story here it is

    Twenty two years ago I was born with cerebal palsy. The horrible stories are not lingering in my head, as I was too young, but getting to an age of nine, I noticed that something wasn't right. It was that I couldn't play on swings, play football or anything like that, but to help me was my very close friends.

    It was hitting me at night time one night time as the normal routine was happening, you know, eating supper, then reading a book, then going to sleep. One night time we couldn't find a book to read, someone put the radio on about eight o'clock, you know about that time I used to think what a rare life I had, still listening to the radio, a song came on, it went a bit like this: 'another day has gone, I'm still all alone, how could this be, that you're not here with me.?' I asked quite quickly who is this? My carer said isn't it Michael Jackson, I said 'yes, but what is it called?' before the carer could say anything I heard the four words 'you are not alone', at that second I became a big fan. The carer that was here for eight years but has now gone, but I'm being helped by Michael to get over it. The carer said 'I've got the video', my mind went blank, I didn't know what he looked like and was he saving lives on the video, like he did mine? I borrowed it the next day and he looked so caring and innocent, and from there on I've been calling him my Dad, because my Dad left my Mum and when I was only young, this is creepy listen, when Michael was only five years old, he couldn't play football or go on swings, and he had got a Dad, but his Dad used to beat him up. There are so many comparisons that I can't think of them all right now.

    Years ago I had a carer called Helen, we used to play babyish games because Mum couldn't play with me when I was young. In the end Mum got worried because I was fifteen gong on sixteen and we kept playing these games, but that's because I didn't get a childhood, like Michael didn't. She went two years ago, again, like the carer that went after eight years, Michael helped me, but for this carer it was a song called 'have you seen my childhood?'
    Now I will get to where I was going in this story. I've got a better life but not a normal life. I get hurt from my hands hitting my head from the involuntary body movements I have, I have medicine three times a day, and every time I go into hospital I wear a T-shirt because I've seen Michael visiting hospitals, so when I wear a T-shirt with him on it, it's like he's with me.

    I'm not joking, but you can forget this part if you don't believe me, last year I had to go into hospital for a big back operation and they had their own radio station, which I don't think you can request any songs, but on the morning of the operation, what came on the radio? 'another day has gone, I'm still all alone, how could this be. that you're not here with me?'. That's right it was 'you are not alone', obviously by Michael Jackson. It took fourteen days to get over the operation, but as you can guess, it wasn't only the family and careers that helped me get over it, it was like Michael in spirit. No more songs came on, except for the one that Mum did request.
    Unlike 'you are not alone', that was a year ago, but 5 years ago something disgusting and disrespectful happened to Michael, he was accused of child molestation. If I could have been in that courtroom I would have, but because I can't get on a plane because I cannot sit in a plane seat, they will not let a chair on board, which I find disgusting and bias, anyway I would have had to pay two carers. But I know that Michael believes in all of his fans that were supporting him through the awful trial. So don't you get it?

    I eat, drink and breathe for Michael. So if it wasn't for Michael's song, 'you are not alone', I wonder if i would still be eating or drinking, or in a corner of a room rocking back and forward, or hey, I've got to be truthful, I might not even be here. Thanks to Michael, I feel that I can conquer anything, because Michael loves his fans, if you don't believe me about him being a lifesaver, do go on the internet, there is a website that has a story about a woman, he saved her life, and she became a fan, the same way I became a fan.

    From Sam xx
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    OMJ You got this 'writer' all

    I'll look up the 'essay' I've written in 2009

    I'm 'brewing' the "creative juice" here for this MJ project... Will come back to this tread with her on how Michael has inspired me...

    Thanks :cheeky:


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    Tamara, thank you so much for posting about this. I will definitely get my writers pen and thinking cap on and will submit something. I have so much to say about how Michael inspires me, but I just need to get it down on paper. Thank you sister. :-) Hugs and love -Kim

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    ooo what a nice idea!! beautiful!!! i'm sure there are many great people here to share their stories, poems, etc about our dear angel Michael.

    i wish my english was good enough to write my feelings

    thank you for this project souldreamer7

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyLifeMJ View Post
    ooo what a nice idea!! beautiful!!! i'm sure there are many great people here to share their stories, poems, etc about our dear angel Michael.

    i wish my english was good enough to write my feelings

    thank you for this project souldreamer7

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    Hello :waving:
    I think that your English is just fine. Please share if you like. :hug:


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    Quote Originally Posted by souldreamer7 View Post
    Hello :waving:
    I think that your English is just fine. Please share if you like. :hug:


    souldreamer7

    you are so kind hun, thank you so much. your words make me happy thank you again...

    big hugs with L.O.V.E.

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    I'm working on this Tamara. I didn't forget. :better:

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    I'm hopeless at structured writing :mello: I wouldn't know where to begin plus it'd be all jumbled up

    "I'll never let you part, for you're always in my heart."

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    Default Re: MJJC Legacy Project: How Does Michael Jackson Inspire You?

    :waving:

    You All are welcome to post anything here in this thread. Your thoughts and poems..fragments etc. Please feel free.

    Michael Jackson inspires me to always remember that Love is the most of importance


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    How did Michael inspire me?

    Gosh... I've "known" Michael for 29 years now...
    He's always been my sweetheart even when I was a teenager and my 'friends' at school had
    'idols'... I had it hard to stick that 'idol' label on Michael as he's soooo much more than
    an "artist" people suck dry...
    Michael has always been the bro' I never had... My rock... My best friend through thick and thin...
    Still till today, he's the only one that can sooth me... My friends know that, my parents know that...

    People, even fans ask me... Have you met him? did you talk to him? Did you get his autograph?
    I only say 'yes' to the first 2 questions... Yes, on a spiritual level... I never realised you can 'talk'
    to someone's "aura" and it goes much deeper... as these 'words' are better understood by the soul...
    We only learnt how to talk with words so we could learn and grow here...The language of the soul is much...
    I would say more fun but that sounds wierd to people who are not on the same "spiritual level" ...
    I love Michael's radiant aura... I can find him without knowing where he stays when he was on tour...
    I can feel his energy field... Its a spiritual thing...


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    Quote Originally Posted by MJ~And~Me View Post
    This is my story here it is

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    Thank You [all] very much for sharing your story.


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    My story began with "I starting with the man in the mirror".......

    Eat It !!!!

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    The Expectation vs. Anticipation = The Michael Jackson Factor





    No matter what size stage of Talk Show, Auditorium, Arena or Venue Michael Jackson stepped on to, the audience was feverishly completely and helplessly capitvated. Never to be disappointed, the longer you remained and stayed under his MAGICAL spell.



    Even before he opened his mouth to utter a single melodious word or musical note, no one dared blink or turn their gaze away and miss what Michael Jackson would do or what would happen next.










    Thousands of Ushers and Security Detail where already hard pressed to excavate and remove Fans who had done the unthinkable and passed out before their Michael Jackson experience could even begin and the performance to even start.


    Michael Jackson never let it enter his mind that he would ever dissapoint, or let his Fans down. Instead he would find new ways to stay connected and open to his devoted Fans, with his letters of gratitude, sending invitations to the lucky chosen, in a crowd, as well as sending a pizza down for those who never left his window, with a love note on the inside of the box.
    In the ultimate reciprication of his love to allow these Fans to come and meet him personally. Not for them but for HIM.

    "There were probably 300-400 fans outside his hotel chanting Michael, I didn’t do that because I wanted to show respect since his children was asleep and his guards came out and asked us to leave. There were probably 40-50 fans left around 1.30-5.00am in the morning. Michael had sent down his guards to get all of us pizza. And these are the words the bodyguards told us: “This is from Michael”, that was such an amazing gesture of Michael thinking about us. We will be forever grateful because of that." - Cindy – a PROUD Swedish MJ fan!




    Michael Jackson did what NO OTHER Artist of his magnitude would ever do, he allowed his Fans the opportunity and the time to give their LOVE to Him, no matter what the personal cost to Hisself. He liked to call this simmering, and sizzling while He gave what He WANTED HIS FANS TO HAVE, when He was among them on any stage, He would give until it hurt And HE WOULD CRY.





    Hundreds of thousands of His devoted Fans would wait outside his hotel room windows, waiting for a glimps or a wave of acknowledgment of any kind. They needed Him to know they were there and would always be, for hours and even days, in all weather conditions as far as the eye could see.

    "Oooh I was amazed. It was GREAT! They gave me everything. They showered me with gifts. You know, clothing, food. And in the hotel... I was in this hotel, right? Big, big, hotel. It had a bowling alley, it had a big game room, big swimming pool. But when I would look out of my window, as far as I could see, there would be people. They even would sleep out there, waiting for me. They would sleep out there!!! All day long they would stand there. At night they would be out there waiting for me. It was just..... They could not have been sweeter. And I loved it. And I am thinking about buying a house there in Africa." - Michael Jackson



    Michael masterfully floated between Star and Star Gazer. To maintain such a balance of naturally unleashed talent and wildly untamed energy, merged together to build into a harmonic human kinetic vibration of ebb and flow. The hair on your body would spark to attention and the butterflies would be undeniable, and uncontrollablly unabbaited.






    In the center of sea of people, hundreds of thousands strong at any times, an empty platform adorned with probing,twinkling with lights, all eyes where riveted for a cosmic performance the likes to which none has ever seen or will see, would and was going to happen right in front of them, like a spiritual vision and nothing would ever be the same again in this singular event.



    Michael Jackson has been dreaming of this moment over and over again, since he was a little boy with dream silly dream of this moment of His connection to His Fans who LOVED Him, 277 concert interactions to be exact. He would practice and rehearse precisely what he was going to do and willing to do, to SHOW his LOVE and blow EVERYONE away in 120 minutes of purely unparralled display of a SUPER STAR exposing His blood, sweat and tears through His life in work and turned it into Art.



    Michael Jackson would leave nothing to CHANCE, NOTHING! That could affect the interpretation of a super nova in the language of an uninterrupted connection between a source and it's devine creator. With mutli-facted outlets of never-ending life-force of purposefulness and fullfiled direction.







    When Michael Jackson finally, mercifully took HIS STAGE and rightful PLACE, and looked out among His devoted, to pause and inhale thier LOVE for Him, he made no attempt correct nor quiet them, instead it infused Him with MORE to GIVE them back. A crowd so linked by ONE MIND, out of control and unrestrained unable to be handle even to themselves. Such a wave of oneness with incomprehensible unfuruled abandon, not to be contained until long into the night.




    No barrier , No Law, No Limits, No Interruptions and Nothing could hold back or be held back, in an atmosphere so ablaze with the anticipation of the next moment and minute of what was to unfold in front of their ravenous eyes, never daunted by the shame of wanting and desiring MORE of anything Michael Jackson was going to do next.



    There is no comparison for which to compare, and no measure with which to explain, in it it is surely UNDEFINABLE in the definition. In it's indescribable and incermountable to articulate such an unbelieveable sight, with your own as it's witness. Deminishing all other Artists in it's scope to meet with this kind of Fan frenzied out-pouring of attention, loyalty, surging and driving, ALL for a small stage in the epicenter.



    What is the mesaure of man who could hold this kind of POWER, then weild it, harness it and then undeminished RETURN it to the audience and SUCCESSFULLY give that POWER back in LOVE in the exact same measure as it was concieved and recieved. Undaunted, unending and un-conditional.




    When you saw Michael Jackson, you would know 3 things for sure, like you have never known before..


    1) You EXPECTED your EXPECTATIONS to be blown out of your minds CONCIOUS LIMITAIONS !



    2) Your ANTICIPATION for the exact moment He WOULD DO IT, was a matter of WHEN not IF !



    3) You would never see a musically untrained, naturally talented Performer and Gifted Mega Star, EVER the same way again!!



    The anticipation and expectation of the Greatest Performer that EVER lived and LOVED, would never dwindle, hadn't subsided and would infinetly seemlessly LIVE on forever. Intwinded and inner-woven and ingrained into the eyes of the beholder that caught a glimpse of THE GREATEST SHOWS EVER TO BE SEEN.



    The Michael Jackson Factor was the anatomy of a SOUL's life long PASSION that was the PEFECTION of HIS LOVE and Art, by which ALL shall be and should be forever COMPARED TO and MEASURED BY.



    Thank-You Michael your LEGACY OF LIFE and of LOVE and of wanting to do it even BETTER THEN ANYONE HAS OR WILL ever DO ...As you never stopped showing Us how much you LOVED US EVEN MORE..






    MJ TinkerBell :agree:
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    "My real goal is to fulfill God’s purpose." - Michael Jackson

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    Default Re: MJJC Legacy Project: How Does Michael Jackson Inspire You?

    Below is my story.

    Michael & Me

    My story goes back to 1974 or so. My cousin used to line up all the little children in our gap to sing back up for her heartfelt performance of "Ben". That is my first memory of Michael. I was four and maybe I didn't know really who he was, but he certainly a part of my life in some indefinable way.

    I boogied my heart out to the Jacksons' disco and the now classic Off The Wall hits, felt sad and strangely moved whenever I heard "One Day In Your Life" or "She's Out Of My Life".

    Then one day, early in 1983, I was home sick from school when the opening strains of "Beat It" started. I remember that moment like it was yesterday. I went BERSERK. I bounced around like a mad woman. No song had ever affected me like that before. Little did I know that some 28 years later I would still feel that sense of reckless, soul-deep joy and excitement.

    Needless to say, I became obsessed with Michael and my school work suffered. I knew I had to get my act together but it was only when I really listened to the lyrics of "Wanna Be Starting Something" that I made a change:

    Lift your head up high
    And scream out to the world
    I know I am someone
    And let the truth unfurl
    Noone can hurt you now
    Cause you what's true
    Yes, I believe in me
    So you believe in you

    From that night Michael has been inspiring me. When I want to focus on being the change I want to see in the world, I listen to "Man In The Mirror", "Heal The World" and "Earth Song". When I get discouraged and doubt myself I listen to "Keep The Faith" at full blast!!

    When I look at Michael's life, I am always inspired. This man worked his ass off to fulfill his purpose in life. He was gracious no matter the circumstance. And, as Rev Sharpton said "Every time he got knocked down, he got back up. Every time you counted him out, he came back in. Michael never stopped. Michael never stopped. Michael never stopped."

    Michael was dedicated to his craft. I watch This Is It and I see his attention to detail, how he treated his work colleagues with respect and kindness. I work in the performing arts and Michael's attitude has shaped how I interact with my colleagues.

    He is a part of my life until I die. He is a part of me because I connect with his message of love, purpose and social and moral responsibility.
    Michael Jackson (1958 - 2009): You Do Not Define Him So You Cannot Confine Him!

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