Grandma Agog Over Gaga

by Jan on March 28, 2011

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela

This Grandma thinks Lady Gaga has it all, a good head and a good heart. I never thought that I could become a fan, let alone liken her to a quote from Nelson Mandela. I didn’t take her seriously. Sadly, I never thought to actually listen to her.

Lady Gaga - her dream waiting to awaken.

When I did start to listen, I found that not only does she have a beautiful voice but what she has to say is valuable. I learned she has a sophisticated mind and was classically trained as a pianist. She is a serious artist. I have listened to her speak of her research into the meaning of each costume and into her philosophy of life, which has to do with self-love, self-esteem and self-actualization. I admire her edgy attitude.

She changed her name (something I can relate to) because she had a new vision for her life. She is now living her dream.

An official “Little Monster,” my paws are up.
I found that some of the lyrics to “Born This Way,” which I quote below, speak my language — the language of HOPE.

Although HOPE is not mentioned anywhere in the song, the message is that we are all perfect and there is nothing to stop any of us from leading a fulfilling and happier life, except our own limiting thoughts.

Lady Gaga, "Born This Way"

My mama told me when I was young
We are all born superstars

She rolled my hair and put my lipstick on
In the glass of her boudoir
“There’s nothin wrong with lovin who you are”
She said, “’cause he made you perfect, babe”
“So hold your head up girl and you’ll go far,
Listen to me when I say”

I’m beautiful in my way
‘Cause God makes no mistakes
I’m on the right track baby
I was born this way
Don’t hide yourself in regret
Just love yourself and you’re set
I’m on the right track baby
I was born this way

Lada Gaga suggests that our color, size and gender do not matter. We ARE all perfect. When we feel that way, there is HOPE anywhere, anytime.

Happy Birthday Lady Gaga!