More than 37 million people have watched the YouTube video of Susan Boyle. Here’s what she taught me today:

1. You’re never too old to follow your passion.

2. Every moment is completely new.

3. I should never presume that I know who someone is or what they are like.

4. One of the great joys of life is surprising and being surprised.

5. If I’m open to it, life can bring in some pretty amazing happenings.

6. My teachers are everywhere.

7. Be unabashedly myself.

8 . Make a joyful noise.

In the few minutes it took me to post this entry, two million more people viewed the YouTube video. What is Susan Boyle tapping into for people?