Thursday, December 3, 2009

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The Top 20 Things Oprah Knows for Sure


Since the day the late Gene Siskel asked me, "What do you know for sure?" and I got all flustered and started stuttering and couldn't come up with an answer, I've never stopped asking myself that question. And every month I must find yet another answer. Some months I feel I hardly know a thing, and I'm always pressed to make the deadline for this column. This time around, in honor of our tribute to the subject, I looked back and came up with my all-time top 20:

1. What you put out comes back all the time, no matter what. (This is my creed.)

2. You define your own life. Don't let other people write your script.

3. Whatever someone did to you in the past has no power over the present. Only you give it power.

4. When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. (A lesson from Maya Angelou.)

5. Worrying is wasted time. Use the same energy for doing something about whatever worries you.

6. What you believe has more power than what you dream or wish or hope for. You become what you believe.

7. If the only prayer you ever say is thank you, that will be enough. (From the German theologian and humanist Meister Eckhart.)

8. The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give.

9. Failure is a signpost to turn you in another direction.

10. If you make a choice that goes against what everyone else thinks, the world will not fall apart.

11. Trust your instincts. Intuition doesn't lie.

12. Love yourself and then learn to extend that love to others in every encounter.

13. Let passion drive your profession.

14. Find a way to get paid for doing what you love. Then every paycheck will be a bonus.

15. Love doesn't hurt. It feels really good.

16. Every day brings a chance to start over.

17. Being a mother is the hardest job on earth. Women everywhere must declare it so.

18. Doubt means don't. Don't move. Don't answer. Don't rush forward.

19. When you don't know what to do, get still. The answer will come.

20. "Trouble don't last always." (A line from a Negro spiritual, which calls to mind another favorite: This, too, shall pass.)

http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/omagazine/wikfs/pkgforsure/200811_omag_for_sure

Source from Oprah.com


I know throughout my journey I have asked myself this very same question; Here are some of the things from my journal that I would like to share.

THINGS I KNOW FOR SURE:
* I know compassion, love, kindness helps us become our bestselves.
* I know that words can never express fully the LOVE, JOY and BLESSING I have for my daughter, Sausha.
* I know we need to love ourselves FIRST.
* I know consciousness will help us become more aware of our surroundings.
* I know passion is a driving life force.
* I know there is something to be learned every single day.
* I know being a Women is powerful.
* I know I am blessed
* Life is short, make the most of your opportunities...
LAUGH LOUDLY
PRAY OFTEN
FEEL DEEPLY
EXPRESS FEARLESSLY
PLAY HARD
WORK JOYOUSLY
COMMIT TOTALLY
TOUCH TENDERLY
LIVE CONSCIOUSLY

Surround yourself with:
People who motivate you
People who inspire you
People who acknowledge you
People who support your desires
And ...

People who love you!

Stay away from:

People who are jealous of you
People who are negative
People who blame others
And ...

People who make light of your dreams

Surround yourself with
enlightened people who will
help you soar above your
perceived limitations and
inspire you to the success
you so rightly deserve!


Thank you for listening.

NOW IT IS TIME TO ASK YOURSELF THIS POWERFUL QUESTION...
"What do you know for sure?"




Certified Life for Women
http://christine-livepassionately.blogspot.com/

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