Gabourey Sidibe’s Mom, Alice Tan Ridley, Sings on America’s Got Talent, and Inspires

If you’ve been watching America’s Got Talent religiously like I have NOT been, then you have probably seen some amazing things.

Luckily, I was watching the other day when Gabourey Sidibe’s mom, Alice Tan Ridley, made her stage debut.

I wrote a Nobody’s View article at Associated Content on the subject, talking about the idea that we must never give up on our dreams.  In fact, we must never doubt the idea that we will all get a shot at our big break at one time or another.

Now, I know we will most certainly doubt at times.  That is a given.

But the point is, if we can keep the faith, we may be more aware of when that time comes.

And for Ms. Ridley, who has spent much of the last few decades singing in the subway, that time came because she was willing to take a chance and stand in front of Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel and belt out “At Last” like there was no tomorrow.

And you know?  In one way of thinking there was no tomorrow.

A chance came.  She took it.  We’re glad.

I feel lucky to have seen it.


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