Oprah says farewell
May 26th, 2011 by Regina Brett
Oprah gave me one big surprise during her farewell show. I expected to cry my eyes out, but I didn't shed a tear. She used the final show to fortify us all to live the life we were called to live.
Oprah packed her last show full of wisdom from 25 years, 4,561 shows and 30,000 people she's talked to during her career.
Someone once said, if you had one chance to shout your truth from the rooftops, what would you say? That's what Oprah did for her last show. It's a show I will save and watch often.
Here's the essence of Oprah:
We are all called. Figure out what your calling is and get about the business of doing it. Your calling is what lights you up and let's you know exactly what you are supposed to be doing. What sparks the light in you so in your own way you can illuminate the world?
Let your life speak for you.
Forget fame. Aim for service.
Carry whatever you're supposed to be doing and carry it forward.
You are responsible for the energy you create.
You are not alone, no matter what you have been through or are going through, you are not alone.
Feel worthy enough to own the life you were created for. Too often we block our own blessings because we don't feel good enough or smart enough or pretty enough or worthy enough. You are worthy because you were born.
Your life is speaking to you. What is it saying?
She ended the show by saying she wouldn't say goodbye. "I'll say until we meet again. To God be the glory."
Thank you, Oprah, for helping us be our best selves.