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Thanks Oprah, We’ll Take It From Here

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I watched the two-part celebration with all of the tears I anticipated last week but there was something I didn’t expect. I’m assuming they (‘they’ being the magicians who planned what may have been the most lovely going away party in history) meant to honor Oprah. I’m certain they intended us to remember. Probably, they even intended for those of us who haven’t been paying quite enough attention to learn about some of the extraordinary ways that Oprah’s money, time, and energy have shown up in the world to make a difference.

Now, perhaps it’s just the tradition: Girl watches Oprah and said girl gets a wake-up call. I mean, that’s what happens when you watch the show and it may just be my Pavlovian response to twenty-five years of Oprah ringing my bell, but honestly… I don’t think this was planned.

I felt Oprah Winfrey pass us the baton.

No, I don’t mean in the here-Christy-take-my-show way. I’m a life coach and writer who has dreamed about being “discovered” by Oprah, Dr. Phil type empowerment agent for the Wild Ones. (Yes, I even auditioned for a show on the new network, but didn’t get a call back.) While I am admittedly a little shaken by the sudden uncertainty around my “big break,” this ‘Aha! Moment’ wasn’t about that part of me.

This is about me, the every day woman who has absolutely no reason to believe she can change the world… except, that I know I must.

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Christy Diane Farr

Christy Diane Farr is a catalyst. If that sounds like something you want more of in your life, visit 'The Greenhouse' at SeedsAndWeedsCoaching.com and join the Wildflower Evolution on Facebook.

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7:09PM PDT on Aug 4, 2011

thanks

2:46PM PDT on May 28, 2011

Mihi cura futuri
Mine is the care of the future

2:37PM PDT on May 28, 2011

Oprah may have done some good things with her money...but some people just seem to worship her & hang on her every word! She's not a Prophet, she's just another human being with another TV show and it was long past the expiration date. Apparently some of her 'followers' seem to forget the times when her remarks hurt people. If you want follow someone... follow GOD!

8:01AM PDT on May 28, 2011

ENOUGH!!! Remember the song, TIME to say goodbye???? IT WAS!!!!

7:31AM PDT on May 28, 2011

I have only watched Oprah sporadically tyrough the years, and enjoyed every minute, every single time. Thank you Oprah for loving everyone and herself, for seeing the worth in everyone however down, low or hurt they were.
Thank you for this article.
She is leaving us a legacy, a model for women, for all the good she has done.

6:38AM PDT on May 28, 2011

I think you are doing your part to change the world. You certainly gave me an aha moment. You are great, Christy!

"You are not the product of your circumstances. You are a composite of all the things you believe, and all the places you believe you can go. Your past does not define you. You can step out of your history and create a new day for yourself. Even if the entire culture is saying, "You can't." Even if every single possible bad thing that can happen to you does. You can keep going forward." ~ Oprah

Be safe, you are loved, everyone *

10:43PM PDT on May 27, 2011

Let's give credit for effort. Oprah may not have solved all the world's problems but who HAS been able to attain that anyway? Nobody's perfect but if someone makes an effort why throw stones at them just because they're on tv and some other people don't make it to media exposure. For those who REALLY did what they could to help others UNSELFISHLY, then they won't be looking for a camera to feature them going about their charitable work.

9:15PM PDT on May 27, 2011

To all of you sour grapes whiners who don't want to give Oprah ANY credit,
There are people that lead and inspire others to do better and then there are jealous whiners who stand at the side lines who just enjoy picking apart anyone who does something good.
Your snarky, petty comments are a negative force in the universe.
You achieve nothing good with your bitter attitudes.
If you don't like Oprah, that's fine, but why did you bother reading this article?

1:01PM PDT on May 27, 2011

i never experienced the Oprah effect, but she's sure had a positive effect on a lot of people.

8:34AM PDT on May 27, 2011

thanks for sharing.

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