I said we would be celebrating different women this month , for this month I choose my mentor ,a woman of class, wisdom and love Oprah Winfrey.
Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey;January 29, 1954) is an American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011 in Chicago, Dubbed the “Queen of All Media”,she was the richest African American of the 20th century and North America’s first black multi-billionaire,and has been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history. She has also been sometimes ranked as the most influential woman in the world. She is an actress, author ,Chairman & C.E.O of Harpo productions and the Oprah Winfrey Network .
My inspiration/ role model
If there is anyone in the industry of entertainment who inspires me to be better , that person is Oprah Winfrey. She is like the future me , everything I want to be Oprah is but I’ll become more . Her podcast super soul has been a blessing to me and millions of other people around the world . I listen to her tape while I do my house chores or when I’m up in the early hours .
I admire a lot about her ,firstly , I love her accent . the way she speaks softly takes me into another world . she is not quick to speak but gives time to the other person before she talks . when listening to her podcast I observe the way she interviews people ,asking them questions , bringing out so many information’s from them , not putting them under any tension but letting the conversation flow like the waters.
She takes her listeners to her world. I could almost see myself there on that seat talking with Oprah .
I googled on Oprah recently to know more about her personal life , she is indeed a strong woman . she rose from the dirt unto wealth . she spoke her truth, worked hard , learnt from her mistake and lived.According to her , her highest achievement is never shutting down her heart even when she was raped, got pregnant at age 14 , lost the child . she still is kind , loving , and compassionate to the world.
Oprah has served as inspiration to so many including me . in her book what I know for sure she gave insights into her life and the lessons she has learnt. She is very emotional and don’t know how to say no to people. According to her she learnt how to say no to some certain things that has really caused her alot of stress , she is known as a cheerful giver and if it was in her power she would help the world .
She learnt how to say no at age 40, isn’t that quite a number . Oprah has been involved in some romantic relationship although she says she doesn’t want to get married or have kids because of her childhood .
She talked about her personal life and some keys to life in her book .
What I know for sure
In this book Oprah gives us insights into the things of life .
” your happiness is within your reach, its in your place to make yourself happy . if you put it as others obligation to make you happy then be ready for disappointment ”
So many of us place our happiness in the hands of our spouse , we say all sort of things like “if he leave me , I would die. I can’t live without him “ Oprah has made us know that our lives is not tied to anyone . we are the owner of our lives, we are complete and responsible for whatever happens to us. So we shouldn’t wait for someone to make us happy but we should find joy in the little things we do .
She has encouraged us to open our heart to life , it was her opening her heart that has bought her success and joy. There’s a lot life has to offer so no matter what we go through we should see the goodness in it ,in every challenge we should see it as God trying to push us unto our next level.
When you choose to see the world has a classroom , you will understand that all experience are here to teach you something about yourself . your life is a journey of becoming more of who you are .
What make Oprah Happy
Oprah takes pleasure in everything she does . it doesn’t take so much to make her happy, she finds satisfaction in all she does. She rates her happiness in stars
1. Being in her ah ah moment , laughing so hard , waking up clothed in the right mind , walking to the bathroom and doing all she has to do is a five star. There are so many people who aren’t able to do all of that so at all times we should be grateful .
2. A strong cup of coffee with the perfect Hazel nut cream is a four star. Where are my coffee lovers ?
3. Walking in the woods with the dogs unleashed is a five star. I love dogs
4. Working out one star
5. Sitting under the oak tree reading the Sunday paper is a four star .
6. Reading a great book is a five star . it is for all of us
7. Hanging out on Quincy Jones kitchen table talking about everything and nothing is a five star
8. Being able to do good for other people is a five star plus . it is for me , I don’t know about you. I love helping people .
Wow isn’t she just amazing . so many people I ask what makes you happy . some say driving the best car , owning houses , going to Dubai , buying expensive clothes and hairs. This is a woman worth billions of dollars but she finds pleasure in the little things of life .
Being able to breath gives her so much joy cause she knows its another day to live and to keep being her. She is grateful for her best friend Gayle king. Its rare to have a friend like her . Oprah is a woman of wisdom . she has a book club where she recommended different books for us to read . Go over to her website http://www.oprah.com for more information
My wish is that someday I would meet Oprah winfrey , I would give her a long lasting hug so our spirit can connect. I would host her on my show so she can share with my viewers and readers about her journey of becoming more. Then I would request to spend some time with her .
We would talk, laugh , cook, read books and travel together . someday I pray lord you grant me the grace to be with Oprah Winfrey and call her mentor. I love you Oprah