What A Mother’s Love Can Do


“A mother’s heart is a special place where her children are always home” ~ Anonymous

This is dedicated to all mothers, grandmothers, guardians, surrogate mothers and fathers raising kids alone. 

In honor of our mothers who are no longer with us: words cannot fully express the lost that we will always feel from your absence, but your love is still shining bright within our hearts.

Thank you for your unconditional love, unending devotion and all the little million things that you faithfully do for your family. It’s not always easy, but you don’t mind. That sweet, little smile and those big, warm hugs gives you energy. No sacrifice is too great.  These are precious years. Time flies by and before you know it, your baby is all grown up and will one day start a family of their own.

Just know that you were chosen to sculpt and mold the character of an individual with the potential to become the world’s greatest.

“Oh that God would give every mother a vision of the glory and splendor of the work that is given to her when a babe is place in her bosom to be nursed and trained! Could she have but one glimpse in to the future of that life as it reaches on into eternity; could she look into it’s soul to see its possibilities; could she be made to understand her own personal responsibility for the training of this child, for the development of its life, and for its destiny,–she would see that in all God’s world there is no other work so noble and so worthy of her best powers, and she would commit to no others hands the sacred and holy trust given to her.” -JR Miller

Mother, My Guardian Angel – by Michael Jackson

“The reflection of a Mother’s heart is in the glimmer in her children’s eyes. Her every emotion and feeling is somewhere in her child’s character. Noblemen are what their mothers made them.”

“Why does my mother cry? Are those happy tears or tears of sorrow? Oh! please God let them be happy tears. All my success has been based on the fact that I wanted to make Mother Proud. To win her smile of approval.”

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Announcement: Please Read

For the first time since I started All Things Michael over 3 1/2 years ago, I will be taking a break starting July 1. During my hiatus, I will focus on updating the sections of my site that generally gets neglected.  I haven’t decided yet if it’s going to be just two weeks or for the entire month. It depends if I can go cold turkey for that long! I love what I do for Michael and it is an addiction! I will definitely be back by August 1 in preparation for Michael’s birthday.

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you which reputable MJ sites to go for news as many of you already follow them.

I have met many wonderful people and I appreciate the support that you given me. I hope that you will continue to support the work that I do for Michael.

Thank you once again and I will see you all in a few weeks.

US singer Michael Jackson performs during the tapi

Help “Billie Jean” Get To Number One For Michael’s 5th Anniversary


As the result of the popularity of Brett Nichols virtual video performance, Billie Jean has made its way to number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is also currently listed as Number two on the Streaming Songs chartThat is pretty amazing considering it was originally released as a single over thirty one years ago.

Since this month marks the fifth anniversary of the King of Pop’s death, it would be a fitting tribute to see Billie Jean once again become number one on the charts.  We, as a fan community, can do this if we spread the word and all take part.  Although sales is the preferred method, there are other ways to boost Billie Jean’s raking that does not have to cost you a dime. Billboard tracks song play and demand through streaming and social media sites.

While I don’t claim to be any kind of expert on chart ranking metrics, I am presenting you with some ways in which we can use our everyday social media interactions to help the cause.

1. Streaming On Demand – YouTube

The steaming songs chart comprises the weeks’ top streamed radio, on-demand songs and videos on leading online music services. Radio, digital and streaming songs data is used to compile the Billboard Hot 100.

Billboard’s charts are based on data collected by Nielsen SoundScan, which has also been modernizing its data. When the service started in 1991, it gave the music industry its first reliable, third-party sales data, transforming the way record labels, retailers and others did business. Now Nielsen also tracks radio plays and most major streaming services. Billboard editorial director Bill Werde said that the success of the  “Harlem Shake” prompted them to enact the chart measurement policy after two years of discussions with YouTube.

We can see the results of this type of charting based on the popularity of Brett’s video.  We can continue this trend by watching “Billie Jean” on You Tube as well listening and rating it on other music services such as Spotify, Amazon Prime etc. (See list of on-demand music services) You don’t have to necessary purchase a file to download and many are free with limited services.

As of June 2, STTR debuts at #9 on the Billboard You Tube chart

As of June 2, STTR debuts at #9 on the Billboard You Tube chart

2. Digital Downloads

Digital downloads are ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. Currently, Michael is at number 17 with “Love Never Felt So Good.”  For those who are not in favor of posthumous releases of Michael’s music, here’s your chance to support Billie Jean in tribute to him for June.



3. Social 50 

Working in partnership, Next Big Sound and Billboard, have created the Social 50 and Next Big Sound Chart. The Social 50 is a weekly chart ranking the most popular artists online across all major music sites. The Next Big Sound Chart shows the 15 fastest accelerating artists across the internet most likely to become the next big sound.

The Social 50 combines the following metrics: weekly additions of fans across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. It also includes charts reactions and conversations across Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and views to an artist’s Wikipedia page.

As of May 29, Michael is trending up at number 32 on the Social 50, one slot a head of Coldplay.

As of May 29, Michael is trending up at number 32 on the Social 50, one slot a head of Coldplay.

4. Twitter

On May 27, 2014, Billboard and Twitter officially launched the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts called the Trending 140 which is an up to the minute ranking of songs shared in the U.S., measured by acceleration over the past hour. This chart can be filtered to present a real-time view of the most shared track in the U.S. over the past 24 hours, with a weekly summary presented as the Billboard Twitter Top Tracks chart on Billboard.com and in print in Billboard.

Song shares are tracked and incorporated into the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts by:

*  the use of, or the inclusion, of a link to the song via music listening platforms, such as Spotify, Vevo and iTunes.

*  the use of various track sharing notations, such as the hashtags “#nowplaying” or “#np,” along with song/artist name.

*  the use of various terms associated with the song and song playing, such as “music,” “song,” “track,” “listen.”

The charts are specifically designed to work with how users share and interact with music on Twitter, which is the most discussed subject on the platform in the U.S. with more than one billion Tweets sent about the topic in 2013. One-hundred million of those Tweets came from music accounts, and seven of the top 10 most-followed accounts on the entire platform are musicians.

Use the guidelines above as well the #BillieJeanMichaelJackson for the month of June. With enough participation, this will trend.

I hope that this post will encourage all members of the fan community to come together in honor of Michael to keep him on top where he belongs.

June 25 – Remembering the MAN, The MUSIC,



Much Love, CP ♥



Have A Safe And Happy New Year! Please Don’t Drink And Drive!


Dear Readers:

We have made it through 2013! It was a very trying year for many of us and also a good year for some.  In other parts of the world, the clock has already turned and many are celebrating.

As we head to a new year, please enjoy your time with friends, family and loved ones as you usher in 2014.  Above all, please also be responsible for yourself and others by not drinking and driving.  Take a cab. Use the buddy system. Do whatever you have to do to arrive home safe. We want you to be around for a very long time! 

Thanks for your continued support of All Things Michael in 2014! It is my hope that you are blessed and encouraged each time you visit here. It’s all for L.O.V.E, all for Michael!

Cheers!  Happy New Year!



Much love,

Cutie Pie


2014 Midnight Fireworks: Burj Khalifa, Dubai


Happy Thanksgiving! What Are You Thankful For?


All Things Michael would like to wish you all a very happy and joyful Thanksgiving with your friends and family.  This has been a rough year for many, but we still have a lot to be thankful for.  I thought it would be nice to hear from the children about the things that they are thankful for because children have a way of simply putting things into perspective when life seems so overwhelming.  Enjoy and much love! Cutie Pie ♥

Birmingham Area Schoolchildren Are Thankful For Many Things

Source: Al.com – By Joey Kennedy

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Thanksgiving is the time of year we all focus on what we’re most thankful for. This year, Alabama Media Group and AL.com asked area schoolchildren in grades 3-5 to tell us what they’re thankful for. Many have done just that, and some also included illustrations and photographs. So what are you thankful for this year?

School systems and schools within those systems are listed alphabetically. Click on the links below to see more.

Birmingham City Schools
Homewood City Schools
Hoover City Schools
Jefferson County Schools
Leeds City Schools
Mountain Brook City Schools
Shelby County Schools
St. Clair County Schools
Trussville City Schools
Vestavia Hills City Schools
Private Schools



 Administrator’s Note: I removed the picture that I posted earlier of Michael dressed as a pilgrim with a lady pilgrim because someone thought it was me.  I just thought it was a cute picture and didn’t think that people would think that it was me. I apologize for any confusion. Thanks!