So do you like my new blog design? It was time for a change. Anyway, the O effect.
I'm talking about the uber inspiring Ms. Oprah Winfrey. Did y'all see her last show? Not the surprise spectacular, but her last show dedicated to the viewers. If not, I highly recommend finding it and watching it. Oprah takes the time to let her audience know what she's learned throughout her amazing life journey.
I know, some of you are thinking, so what? She's just a lady. But not really. She's a lady that pursued her dream and did the best she could at it, and in the process became one of the most powerful and influential people in the world. That's pretty darn remarkable.
And for her to take the time to pass that knowledge and wisdom on to the peeps of the world, is so indicative of the type of person she is. I was moved by her words to us yesterday. Some of which were...
"Nobody is responsible for your life but you."
"Find the spark that lights your world."
"Everyone wants to be heard."
"Everyone needs validation."
"You are responsible for the energy you bring into this room." (requoted from Dr. Jill)
Those are just a few that stuck out, but the whole show was awesome. Her message was one of love and grace and encouragement, to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Why do I care what Oprah says? Because she has had the honor and privilege of interacting with peeps from all over the world--from powerful to poverty stricken, from brilliantly minded to barely able to get out of bed.
She has dedicated her life to the people of the world, and gained a wealth of wisdom from each and every one of them, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant. I respect and admire her for that. But what's more, is she encourages peeps to find their passion. Doesn't have to be about fame or money, but about what makes you feel that deep sense of purpose down to your toes.
This is her message to us.
Watching her last show yesterday, I felt the effect she was going for. She inspired and motivated me. She encouraged and challenged me to be a better person, and take charge of my own life. We all have our skeletons and adversity, but it doesn't matter. We are still in charge of our own life. No one holds us back but ourselves.
So in feeling the power of the O effect, I pass the same encouragement and challenge on to you. Listen to those who need you. Find a way to help others. Find what you're passionate about and latch onto it. We all deserve to be in control of our own lives.
And what impressed me most of all about Ms. O's final words to us, is that she takes very little credit for outstanding accomplishments. She gives the credit and glory to God. I know everyone has their own opinions on faith and whatnot. But I say, Bravo, O!
What if everyone did start following these suggestions? Do you think it'd make a difference? Do you think the world would be a better place? And did you watch the last O show? What did you think?