Motivational and inspirational writer, Bryan Hutchinson is the author of several books about life with ADHD including the highly acclaimed, best selling "One Boy′s Struggle: A Memoir" and the author of the hilarious eBook that went viral "10 Things I Hate about ADHD"

May Michael Jackson Rest in a Better Place

There are few times in life when an event has such an impact that one never forgets where they were when it happened. The first space shuttle disaster, Challenger, the death of Princess Diana and 9/11 are events I will never ever forget exactly where I was at the moment I heard about them.

Sadly, now Michael Jackson’s sudden untimely death is added to that tragic list. Both of my sisters sent me text messages that he had died, that’s how I found out. My sisters know that I was a huge fan of Michael’s back in the 80’s ! My younger sister, Marline, and I saw him in concert! The BAD concert – it was awesome, beyond expectations.

Michael’s last 2 decades have been confusing, problematic and sometimes odd. Nobody could understand him and accusations didn’t stop. It didn’t seem like the bad news about him would ever stop and the wait for another ‘Thriller’ album went on forever and now, we know, it will never come – somehow I think we already knew that, in our hearts.

Regardless of Michael’s personal life, his music and dance will live on forever, on the radio, on TV, with cover artists etc., and, mostly in our memories!

The moment I will remember, above and beyond the news of his death, is when he jumped on stage to start the 1992 Dangerous tour concert; I was only about 50 feet away from the stage! He jumped up from underneath the stage platform, amidst golden fireworks and landed as solid as a rock. He just stood there for about 5 minutes without even seeming to breathe! At first we all cheered and then after a few moments, without any movement from Michael, we all grew silent and waited in awe, the crowd no longer seemed to be breathing either, as we waited for…


Michael Jackson – May you Rest in Peace, in a better place.

Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for
You and for me.

Heal The World by Michael Jackson