For the last 25 years, Oprah Winfrey has changed lives all over the world. Sadly, I never got to watch many of her shows, as they’re part of daytime television, and for many of those 25 years, I didn’t even own a TV set. But her presence was everywhere. You could not escape Oprah’s reach. She was in the serious news, the tabloid news, and the news of her own making. A more generous spirit and heart could not be found. Oprah’s dedication to her viewing audience, and women around the world was legendary.
Oprah is legendary. She has built a media empire from nothing. She will continue, through OWN, to change the world and television as we know it. The word ‘philanthropist’ should include a picture of Oprah in its entry. A devout follower of the principles of the “Law of Attraction,” she has hosted many Hay House authors and other leading edge luminaries on her show. If anyone ever doubts the power of the Law of Attraction (like attracts like), they need only to look to Oprah for example.
When asked what will I write on my “check to the Universe” – I’ve always joked, “I want to be “Oprah Winfrey rich.”
I only caught clips from Oprah’s final episodes this week. One of those, however, was Kristin Chenowith singing “For Good” to Oprah, with the students of Morehouse college filing into the auditorium, candles in hand. I was overwhelmed with emotion, watching as Oprah finally allowed her own tears to fall.
And that’s when it struck me. That’s when the Universe reached out and bitch-slapped me.
I don’t want to be Oprah Winfrey rich.
I want to be Oprah Winfrey good.
Ciao for now.