The tiny blond bombshell can go by one name because when you are that well known, and that beloved, people know you by one name. She is known by young people all over the world and is worth at least $220,000,000 dollars now. I thank god for her hips that seem to be able to rotate 360° as she sings and dances. She is half Colombian and half Dutch, a combination that encompasses much of the world. I thank God for her ability to be so hot that when she stands next to a wall it seems she could make love to that too. We have much to be thankful for and what is wrong for thanking God for Shakira?
God works in mysterious ways and I truly believe that he is working through her. She represents the new type of disciple since she is doing only good things with her fame and fortune. She is known to be an international singing sensation but she is so much more. She is giving back to the poor and the helpless in her native country of Colombia. Jesus was the son of God and was known this week to even give up his life for others. Shakira is sensual with a capital S. I guess that is how she attracts her followers. Her unique way of making you want to listen to a combination of various rhythms in her songs helped her cross over from just being a latina music star to a main stream popular song star.
After a four year hiatus, she released a album that includes a duet with superstar Rhianna. Back in 2008 Forbes magazine listed her as the forth richest woman in music then and that was before her lucrative contract with NBC to be a celebrity coach on The Voice in past years. What makes Shakira most interesting to me this Easter season is that fame and fortune isn’t enough for her. She wants to give back. She is not spending her fortune on wasting her money on living the fast life involved in drugs and alcohol like so many celebrities do. She is a beautiful saint. Our young people may not know the religious saints and what they were known for but I hope they know more about Shikera other than her amazing beauty and sexy dancing.
Cartagena Columbia was known for its drugs and its slums. With that comes unreliable plumbing and poor electricity. And for the children, school is often seen as a luxury. She knows that there are so many kids that have nothing and little in the way of having a good shot at life. Most children that grow up in extreme poverty will become criminals. They cheer for her now when she visits the streets of Columbia not because of her hotness or great voice or amazing dancing ability even though she possesses all that. They cheer for her because she was instrumental in creating a brand new state of the art school for the children.
From the very first bricks, she made it happen. The children are protected, healthy and away from drugs. A place where kids can become kids. Architecturally it looks like a castle on a hill overlooking Cartagena. There is enough room for 1700 children to be educated and fed while their parents get support and training. It is clear that being relevant is this place for Shakira. This is why I thank god for Shakira this Easter season. I like looking at this modern day saint anyway. She has been laying bricks in her country over the past five years.
It is not charity, it is an investment in humans. Early childhood education has been her passion ever since Shikera started her own charity. It is called the Bare Foot foundation named after her first album. Her foundation has built at least six new schools in Columbia as well as funding in Haiti and another in South Africa.
She has given real purpose to her life. There is more to life than just shaking your ass for a living. Shakira is also a Unicef Ambassador and six years ago she was even appointed to President Obama’s Commission On Education for Hispanics. Jesus didn’t have to die on the cross and she doesn’t have to do any of this for any one else. Shikera has a full life. She is in love with Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique who is the father of her child. During this religious week think of some modern day saint to help you to become a better person.