I watched alone. Just me a box of tissues and a cup of tea. I had no idea what to expect and I didn’t want anyone to ruin the moment for me. I watched intently for her final thoughts. I took notes.
Something clicked in my head as I sat there. This whole thing is a bit cultish. Not in a bad brainwashing way but in a spiritual way. Oprah has guided me on my journey through life. I have watched the show for as long as I can remember. I share her insight and wisdom with others. I believe I am her wordspreader. I aid in the “tipping point.” I believe that “What you put out comes back all the time, no matter what.” I know this her creed and I believe that this is one of the reasons she has become so successful. I apply it into my own life. I share this insight with others.
On her final episode she asked, “What are the whispers in your life?” I wrote this down. I haven’t worked it out yet but I put it out in the Universe for me to get back to. She also asked, “What sparks the light in you?” I know the answer to this one. I just need to weed whack the path so I can see the light.
“Own the life you were created for.” This is a self reflection lesson. I will have to dive deep. I have worked so long to just pay the bills that the life I was created for has gotten lost somewhere. I have time now to figure that one out and work towards the ownership of my own life. I spoke at my college graduation in 2003. I used the Dunkin Donuts marketing campaign “It’s time to make the donuts!” as a reference to how work just takes over your life. I have been living that campaign for too long! I know that I have to define my own life. But I have been letting others write my script. I now have the time to work on my definition of what my life should look like.
Many people “believe” in me. They see my potential. Oprah has said over and over, “What you believe has more power than what you dream, wish, or hope for. You become what you believe.” What do I believe?
The final episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show was her farewell to this chapter of her life. But I think it was also a farewell to a chapter in my life too.
I am looking forward to my next chapter.