Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Oprah - amazingly gracious

O is for  (extra)ordinary
Oprah Winfrey is a woman for all seasons.  From a humble news reporter she has risen to be one of the most influential and powerful  women of all time (and is also on the world’s rich list).
Oprah is an ordinary hero…..the ones who are born on the wrong side of the tracks and reach great heights. She wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth, she didn’t have the best education, she was in abusive relationships, she’s lived with grinding insecurity and struggled with her weight.
She’s laughed and cried and made us do the same. That’s why every woman (and man) can relate to Oprah. She’s one of us….nothing special but she made something special out of her ordinariness.
Her talk show topics have a covered the spectrum of human foibles and triumphs. She championed the ordinary person who was extraordinarily talented. Film stars and singers she made less remote, even ordinary – just like you and me.
She has done a ton of charity work but the greatest is her empowerment work.
 “Live your best life” has been one of her uplifting slogans and the life coaches she features have all made valuable contributions to the lives of ordinary people (including me).
Live your best life....always
Oprah has shown us how good it is to be ordinary and how we can be more. She’s altered the emotional landscape for millions of people forever.
She is the godmother of the talk show and a global icon. The show may be over but Oprah will go on.

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