#26 Be Grateful for Oprah Winfrey

#26 Oprah Winfrey

I want to share with you all my Gratitude for a very special person in my life a mentor, a person who has taught me hundreds of valuable life lessons and not to mention thanks for helping millions of people world wide to become better and to love!

Such a selfless person so full of gratitude that you can feel her thousands of miles away. She is attracting fantastic people around her by being and giving all day long. There is so many lessons we can learn from What Oprah has been through with her time on TV.

You all most have shed a tear at the last show. I was truly happy to see the gratitude that came out of her eyes and the passion for all of us!

This post is for my gratitude to Oprah for helping people all over the world!

Why should you be grateful for Oprah?

  • For taking Personal development onto TV BIG time.
  • For never giving up.
  • For the lessons she share through other people.
  • For wanting to make a change in the world.
  • For Giving.
  • For her love to all people.
  • For her smile.
  • For OWN.
  • For her happiness.
  • For her amazing gratitude.

  • For the lessons she have learned and shared with all of us.
  • For empowering people world wide.
  • For making a difference in our world.
  • For her passion.
  • For all the people that made her being possible to share passion through all the people on her show.
  • For being Oprah Winfrey.
  • For making my wife love herself 🙂
  • For her show.
  • For every day she woke up to give us fantastic TV.
  • For being on TV and changing peoples life for 25 years.
  • For her Charities.
  • For her forgiveness.
  • For being a mentor to millions.
  • For inspiring people.
  • For inspiring me.
  • For helping people having fun.
  • To help those who need it the most.

There is truly millions of things we can be grateful for that Oprah have made possible. She has opened the would to the beautiful insights out there inside of and available potential in each and everyone of us.

Oprah’s History:

Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey

Winfrey at her 50th birthday party at Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles, in 2004
Born Orpah Gail Winfrey
January 29, 1954 (age 57)
Kosciusko, MississippiU.S.
Residence Chicago, IllinoisU.S.
Occupation Talk show hostmedia proprietor,actress
Years active 1983–present
Political party Democratic Party
Partner Stedman Graham

Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey; January 29, 1954) is an American television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011.[1] She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century,[2] the greatest black philanthropist in American history,[3][4] and was for a time the world’s only black billionaire.[5][6] She is also, according tosome assessments, the most influential woman in the world.[7][8]

Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukeeneighborhood. She experienced considerable hardship during her childhood, claiming to be raped at age nine and becoming pregnant at 14; her son died in infancy.[9] Sent to live with the man she calls her father, a barber in Tennessee, Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19. Her emotional ad-lib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime talk show arena, and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place[5] she launched her own production company and became internationally syndicated.

Credited with creating a more intimate confessional form of media communication,[10] she is thought to have popularized and revolutionized[10][11] the tabloid talk show genre pioneered by Phil Donahue,[10] which a Yale study claims broke 20th century taboos and allowed LGBT people to enter the mainstream.[12][13] By the mid 1990s, she had reinvented her show with a focus on literature, self-improvement, and spirituality. Though criticized for unleashing confession culture and promoting controversial self-help aids,[14]she is often praised for overcoming adversity to become a benefactor to others.[15] From 2006 to 2008, her support of Barack Obama, by one estimate, delivered over a million votes in the close 2008 Democratic primary race.[16]

Oprah is sure an amazing person and let us all learn fro her and find our calling in life and go for it and change the world one Thought one Person at a time. Together we are stronger than any obstacle the world might put in front of us.

“Never, Never, Never ever quit” -Paul J. Meyer

Lets all embrace her fantastic new Network!

Amazing to have her launch her new network. It has been a long waiting to have a channel that will last with Personal Development! I love it. Finally I can watch more interesting TV 🙂 Thanks for a fantastic new Chapter in your life!

Thanks for being AMAZING Oprah and all the people that have mentored you and made you to who you are today!

“You carry whatever you are supposed be doing. Carry that forward and don’t waste anymore time and start embracing life that is calling you and use your life to serve the world!” -Oprah Winfrey 

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One response to “#26 Be Grateful for Oprah Winfrey

  1. After reading the poorly crafted abomination by Helen S. Garson (Oprah Winfry: A Biography), I sought additional resource material to further unravel the enigma of a personality that was only hinted at in Garson’s book. The first source I tried, a book by her erstwhile boyfriend and “escort for life,” Stedman Graham (“You Can Make it Happen”), the puzzle that is Oprah was ignored altogether. Stedman’s book, it turns out was a motivational tract aimed mostly at young black men. And while interesting, except for a few disclaimers, was altogether mute on the issue of Oprah her self. While this book began honestly enough, at least in the early chapters, using Oprah’s sister Patricia Lee’s revelations to begin pulling back the veil slightly, most of the rest of the book, like Garson’s, was again poorly organized and devoted to issuing lavish, endless and sometimes unwarranted praise of Oprah’s accomplishments. This incessant and sycophantic praising gets tiring very quickly, and in the end serves more to mask and turn Oprah into a one-dimensional caricature of herself than to reveal “the real” Oprah. Without being mean-spirited in anyway, one could certainly argue that there is hardly any further need for another book devoted to praising Oprah’s achievements since they are all on public display daily via her TV show, in her overt support of President Obama, her many public awards, and in her support of the South Africans Girl’s school, which she never misses an opportunity to gush about.

    Two of Oprah’s best friends Quincy Jones and Maya Angelou, also had troubled childhoods that they both wrote about eloquently and honestly. For them, giving an honest portrayal actually seemed to have enlarged rather than subtracted from their stature. By attempting to conceal her troubled past, one fears that Oprah has done just the opposite, and in the process done herself more long-term harm than good: For it is one thing to be a troubled child with an embarrassing background, and quite another to lie about it — although most of us do lie about unpleasant aspects of our past. However, it takes a different kind of character flaw (on an altogether higher dimension) to seek to enlist the rest of the world in a cover-up of these unpleasant facts, and expect them to keep the secret for life. And then to get passive aggressively incensed when they refuse to participate in the cover-up for life. That is what Oprah did. One now wonders what additional secrets Stedman is holding back for later strategic revelations? All Oprah has done has been to make herself vulnerable to more hidden longer stemmed time bombs, all of her own making.

    Until this book, what seemed to have been missing from Oprah’s biography was the “Rosetta Stone” to her personality and character: a clearing up of and a “squaring of the ledger” for the period of her life from the ages of about 10 to15. Until her sister had her say in the present book, that phase had been carefully shrouded in self-made legend and purposeful mystery. And frankly the earlier book by Ms. Garson, by clumsily trying to obfuscate and hide that period, simply raised the alarm as well as the stakes, making it all the more important to see behind Oprah’s carefully constructed screen. That is what motivated me to pursue the issue further.

    Much to Ms. Winfry’s dismay, Patricia Lee, Oprah younger sister, no longer wanted to be a party to the lie and the sloppy cover-up. So she went public in this book, intentionally destroying the cheesily concocted legend about Oprah during this critical period of her life.

    According to Ms. Lee, Oprah was a smart but promiscuous, thieving, little out-of-control, entitled bitch, who wreaked so much havoc in their Milwaukee household during the ages of about nine until 13 that her mother sought to have her committed to a girl’s reformatory. Had the school not been overcrowded at the time, the Oprah Winfry story may have had a very different ending. But fortunately for Oprah, while waiting to be admitted to the Reform School, Oprah’s mother decided instead to foist her off on her father in Tennessee. He carted her back to Knoxville where it was discovered that she was already several months pregnant. Vernon Winfry, as much as it could be done, put a stop to Oprah’s lying, thieving and whoring ways, and almost made a respectable lady out of her. In any case, after the baby died under mysterious circumstances, Oprah’s life changed for the better. She stole a couple of beauty contests, and ended up with an offer to co-anchor a TV news program, and the rest is history.

    My sympathy lies with Oprah. Her’s was a very heavy cross for an American celebrity to have to bear. If it were mine, I would have lied about her past too, but to expect that the truth would never come out? That is Michael Jackson (may he RIP) level fantasy. It speaks to Oprah’s Cinderella complex: What was clearly driving her (and still is driving her and Gail) is wanting to be the white girl that even her billions will not allow her to become. To live simultaneously in that shattered faux Cinderella world and also be normal in everyday reality, no matter how many billions one has, requires deep personal awareness, long-term therapy and heavy medication, at the very least. And Oprah seems to have had none of these.

    Oprah, your slip is still showing? Go see a fortuneteller: I see more self-destructive trouble in your future. And afterwards, then please don’t walk, run to the nearest therapist. And take your girl friend Gail Bumpus along with you. Two stars

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