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?