Thursday, May 26, 2011

Oprah's Final Show

So I watched the last Oprah show yesterday.  I've never really been a loyal fan.  Some weeks I might have watched 3 or 4 shows and some weeks I might not have watched any.  But, I did make sure to sit down yesterday.  I was glad I did.  I liked the simplicity of it and appreciated a lot of the advice she offered. 

Some of my favorite lines from the show:

Don't wait for someone else to complete you. 'Jerry Maguire' was just a movie.

People want to know 'Do you see me, do you hear me? Does what I say mean anything to you?' Try it with your children, your husband, your boss -- validate them. 'I see you. I hear you. And what you say matters to me.

My hope is you will be a safe harbor for somebody else. Connect, embrace, liberate, love just one person. Then spread that to two and see what a difference that makes.

Your life is speaking to you. What does it say?

A calling lights you up and lets you know you're exactly where you're supposed to be doing exactly what you're supposed to be doing. Live from the heart of yourself. You have to know what sparks the light in you so you in your own way can illuminate the world.  You have the power to change somebody's life.

There is a difference between thinking you deserve to be happy and knowing you are worthy of happiness. We often block our own blessings because we don't feel smart or pretty or worthy enough. The show's taught me you're worthy because you're born and you're here. You alone are enough.

Did you watch?


Nicolle said...

I had it taped, and just now finished. I liked that her last show was not some big crazy fanfare type of show. I loved that part about, take responsibility for your own life, no one else can complete you or fix you. I can't remember exactly how she said it, but I loved it. And when she said, it doesn't matter what your momma did or your daddy didn't do, you are responsible for yourself.

I have watched her off and on over the years. I think she is wise and has given us a lot of words to live by!

Frizzy said...

I too am glad she went out the way she did. The two days before were a bit much for me.

Like you, I didn't watch consistently. I would watch when a show caught my attention for one reason or another. That said, I couldn't let the last one go w/o watching her say good-bye. She did it with class.