Oprah – the Friend I Never Knew I Always Had

27 May

I admit it. I cried like a baby over the last two or three shows of Oprah. I was never really an avid viewer – mostly because I either forgot that it was on, worked full-time or just didn’t “get it”. But this year I watched. First out of curiosity and second because I connected with the divine Miss. O. She was unafraid to live her life as an open book and share her terrible secrets and embarrassing moments. Much like the lessons of Siddhartha, every step she took lead her to the path that she was on. All parts made up the whole – the good and the bad. She was ashamed of nothing because destiny called and she eagerly answered. It wasn’t an easy road. It wasn’t always a fun road. But it was the most rewarding road.

Her last two shows got me thinking about my journey. Was I living an authentic life? Had destiny called and I failed to pick-up? Sometimes I worry I missed the boat. However, I know one thing. When I look at my daughter, I know I am meant to be her mother. It isn’t always an easy road. But it’s my road.

If you didn’t get to see Oprah yesterday, I will share her top 5 lessons:

  1. Everybody has a calling in life and our real job is to figure out what it is and get to the business of doing it.
  2. Take responsibility for the energy you bring into any space. You only have power and control over you.
  3. We often block our own blessings because we don’t feel worthy enough. We all seek validation. Everyone wants to know: Do you see me? Does what I say mean anything to you? Everyone wants to be heard.
  4. Don’t wait for somebody to complete you. Only YOU complete YOU.
  5. Wait and listen to a guidance higher than your own meager mind.

Just like the rest of the world that was watching…I just KNEW she was speaking to me.

Mad Hatter Tips for Domestic Juggling

What worked this week…

My daughter recently had the flu. For an entire day, she’d get off her little perch on the couch to throw up. This was the first time she had ever been sick like this and it really scared her. So the day was wonderfully balanced between hearing her vomit and then scream bloody murder. Right now you’re wondering what could have worked for me on this day. Well, I learned from the Advice Nurse that I don’t need to buy expensive anti-vomiting medication. My first thought was, “wait—what? I could have gone out and bought anti-vomit meds? Doh!” Rather than spending the money – or if you don’t want to drag a sick kid into your car to go to the store, you can:

  • Open a can of peaches or fruit cocktail
  • Administer 1 teaspoon of the juice every 15 minutes for 1 hour.
  • If sick person has kept down the sugar juice, than start with a sip of clear liquid for the first hour and work up from there.

Monkey wrench…

God’s honest truth…as I was writing this post, my husband called to tell me he threw up while driving home from work. Good thing we just went to Costco last weekend and purchased peaches.

One Response to “Oprah – the Friend I Never Knew I Always Had”

  1. Barbara May 27, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    Peaches, huh, that’s good. I used to let a can of 7-up go flat and give you guys a tsp every hour. Peaches are better, don’t have to let them go flat.

    “you’re enough”

    Love you

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