Sunday, May 29, 2011

Don't Be A Hater

I know that some of my family and some of you will roll your eyes at this. Too bad.
Oprah Winfrey
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I am an Oprah fan. I actually haven't watched much in the last couple of years - just an episode here and there. But I have watched my share over her 25 year season. And I think she has done so much good. Sure I disagree with her and she can be so obnoxious at times but I have learned a lot and loved lots about her show. When I have had time, she has been a good 4 o'clock friend. I have learned lots of interesting things, loved her favorite things, used a gratitude journal, been motivated to serve, used a netty pot, been totally inspired by stories of survival, tried to spend wisely (or at least thought about it), wished that Nate Berkus could save my house, cried and laughed. So I am kind of sad to see it come to an end.

I watched her surprise tribute farewell show. It was pretty cool. Yes she is a little cheesy but when you hear the list of accomplishments - dang it is awesome. They spotlighted the scholarship fund she set up for Morehouse College and all of the good that has done - 415 scholarships.

And THEN...Kristin Chenoweth (aka Glenda from Wicked) came out and sang one of my all time favorite songs - For Good. You have to watch it. Oh my gosh. She is awesome. The song is awesome. Try not to cry.

I've heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you...
I have been changed for good...

I am so grateful for the good people in life that have changed me for good. Even a little bit of Oprah.


Alissa said...

Ditto to everything you said about Oprah. Haven't watched the final few shows, but have them Tivoed. And I love KC--have to watch it.

Kristine said...

oh man, i am so sad. you know how much a love oprah. i'm really going to miss it!