Ok… so Oprah Winfrey may not have given away a car, a house… or even a “favorite thing” but she did give the world a hole hour of life lessons.
“This, my last show, is my thank you. It’s a love letter to you,” Oprah told viewers.
It was just a week ago, that we all were in denial. It finally hit me when I realized I may NEVER fulfill one of my goals of seeing Oprah live in her studio (onstage or off).
But God is good… and as Oprah said on her finale’s show, “I understand the manifestation of grace, and there are no coincidences.”
So I have more thing I can mark off my bucket list…
Video of Oprah’s heartfelt farewell message PLUS my take on it below:
I’ve been catching alot of flack about my “Black Jesus” tweet (courtesy of SandraRose *sigh*) but you know what… in the imortal words of CeeLo Green… “FUC–GET Y’ALL!”
Oprah has touched thousands upon thousands of lives through her humanitarian efforts and through her words of wisdom every day on “The Oprah Winfrey” show.
Heck… she even had her own angels! And what…!
Over the course of 25 years, Oprah has transformed herself into something far bigger than a talk show host, and to me she’s an iconic symbol of inspiration, passion, dedication and faith.
She’s been my personal idol and mentor in my head. I’ve learned how to be financially savvy and took notes on every “Oprah-ism” imaginable. Everyone talks about her billions but I’d rather have a piece of her mentality.
No one’s a saint… but can you honestly think of anyone who’s closer to being one?
Oprah referred to her show as her classroom and listed the lessons she’s learned and/or taught about love, energy, forgiveness and self worth.
[sidebar: I’m so guilty of that… and the last thing I need are diverted blessings.]
For 25 years Oprah taught us that while we are all human with faults, loving ourselves… believing in ourselves… and following your passion are the keys to fulfilling your heart’s desire.
We often drown out our inner voices… that “whisper” we hear is usually God speaking. Oprah reminded us to stop, be still and listen.
My personal favorite “Oprah-ism” is “God can dream bigger dream for you could have EVER dreamed for yourself”.
And while we’re all somber about the show ending, It’s not the end for Oprah by a long shot. As Miss. O said in her finale exit from the stage… “it’s not good-bye, but until we meet again.”
Her new show, “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” begins this fall on OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network and I’m sure she will be trotting around the globe spreading her light and love…. but that doesn’t mean we won’t still have an empty hour in our homes at 4:00pm every day…
What will you be doing to replace your Oprah Show fix?