You will be amazed at some of the things that come across your mind when you are cleaning up. Because I am a music freak-o-zoid, I must have music in the background whether it is cooking, studying, taking a shower, doing my hair, and definitely while I am cleaning! So while I was making my playlist on Rhapsody, I decided I wanted to be on a “Jackson” kick. I compiled a list of Janet and Michael Jackson songs to accompany me on my cleaning. One of the songs that I added to my playlist is “Man in the Mirror” and as I busied myself, I sang, I danced, and I cleaned. Mid way in my cleaning, the song came on. Immediately I stopped and let the words and music resonate my mind and my spirit. Immediately I lapsed into a memory back when I was younger. I remember when the “Bad” album came out. My late Grandfather was a music fanatic as well and he would play this album over and over. I can remember on a trip to Maryland and MJ being the entertainment the whole trip! Well, this is when I fell in love with “Man in the Mirror” and although at that age I didn’t understand fully what it meant, I knew there was a message behind it. I can even remember when MJ performed this very song live at the “Grammy’s” in 1988. I was only 7 years old, but I still remember it. With a chorus in the background coupled with the words and how intense the performance was gave me a sense at the age of 7 that this was a serious message. Now as an adult, I still get that same feeling. The only difference is that I understand and get the message. So, today when that song came on….I was overwhelmed with emotion. I believe it has a lot to do with the onset of change. When change is on its way in my life…I feel it. Crazy, huh? But, it’s true. Somehow I feel when change is getting ready to set in and because I embrace change….I meet it head on. Change to me is always for the betterment. Change is inevitable and why not meet it at the front door. I welcome change because I know that change has to take place in order to renew my spirit. You can’t stay put, everything is a revolutionary circle!!