The Oprah Era

I know most people find my obsession with Oprah a bit strange.  I have grown up watching her show on a daily basis.  Well, DVR’ing it and then watching it when I get home from work because seriously- who’s home at 4pm?

Her show first aired a mere four months after I was born.  It’s hard to think of another person who has lasted in the media industry for 25 years and not only still working but changing lives, gathering a growing fan base and encouraging people to reach their potential. 

I could go on for days talking about my love for Oprah (and if you ask the hubs he’ll back this statement up).  I just think it’s astounding to see what a poor black girl from Mississippi can do with her life (just read The Help and you’ll get a great idea of what Mississippi was like when Oprah was born).  Her grandmother’s dream for her was to find a nice white family for her to work for.

But it seemed that God had a much bigger plans for her.  One where she would inspire millions of people, where she would encourage education and reading and the importance of giving back.  And then educate women on the power of a good bra.

You better believe I’ll be leaving work a wee bit early today so I can watch the final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show.  I’m so excited to see what the next chapter of her story holds.  Now please pass a tissue.

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