Why I Want to Be Like Oprah

No….it’s not what you think. I don’t want to be like Oprah because she is the most famous female alive or because she has billions of dollars. I want to be like Oprah because she came from rough childhood and didn’t let it stop her. Oprah persisted despite her circumstances and became all that she could be and touched millions of people in the process.

According to a post on Oprah Winfrey’s timeline, Oprah moved from Milwaukee to live with her mother, stepsister, and stepbrother in an inner city ghetto in Mississippi. She suffered through abuse and rape. Oprah ran away from home and gave birth to a premature boy, who died soon after birth. She had to overcome a lot.

But Oprah’s past didn’t define her or stop her from greatness. She graduated from college, had the most successful TV show ever, and created the largest book club.

Oprah was featured in the January 2017 Costco magazine. The interviewer asked the question, “If you could go back in time and talk to that little girl, what would you say to her?” The little girl is referring to Oprah as a child. This is my favorite quote from the interview. Oprah said, “Hold on. You’re in for the ride of your life. I don’t know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.”

It’s not where we start that is most pertinent life.

Our life is a journey with highs and lows. Embrace the highs and learn from the lows. Live your life to the greatest potential regardless of your upbringing. Additionally, adversity will find a way in your life, and it’s important to cope with adversity and become stronger 💪 because of it.

Live your life and become your best self. Many will benefit from it. 


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31 thoughts on “Why I Want to Be Like Oprah

  1. I think you point out an excellent reason why all of us should want to be Oprah. I’m most impressed with your nursing credentials. My sister worked on her MSN/PNP while raising five kids alone. She practiced her craft for a number of years before retiring. Thanks for the inspiration today.


    1. John,
      Your sister is an inspiration! I worked as a PNP in the Peds ER for some time. I have four children and had my last during my dissertation in my PhD program. My “baby” is now 4. Good for your sister!!! That is absolutely amazing and inspiring. I had a rough childhood as well, but I have not let that stop me. We create our futures. Thank you for the kind words and stopping by. Your sister deserves all the glory for what she was able to accomplish. Give her my love! ❤️​

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  2. I love the quote you shared! I read the same article, Oprah us impressive. Some people let their negative surroundings influence their life, while others decide to find a path towards positivity. She’s a fighter alright, and I hope she’s happy now. She deserves the gift of happiness as she’s brought joy to so many people.

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  3. Totally agree with you. Oprah is definitely a person to emulate. She overcame adversity, as well as beating the odds. She is a highly favored person and I would love to touch that many lives before departing earth. Blessings to you. ❤

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    1. Thank you! By the way, I donated to Josh (I think that’s his name?) on your website for his car after he lived through a near fatal car accident. I tried to comment on your site, but it wouldn’t take. Thank you for sharing his touching story. He is in school and trying to better his life. I ❤️ this! Bless you as well and all of your positive endeavors!

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      1. YES ! ! I saw that and I sent your web link to him and told him to keep you in his prayers. I asked him to pray for your family and for God’s will. He is a faithful prayer warrior. When he wrecked his car just after we surprised him with it a couple days before heading off to college, he was devastated. It was a call no parent wants to ever receive. We allowed him about 2 weeks to try to figure things out so he created a campaign, but saw that it was very hard for people to donate. He was very transparent and I loved what he did. HE is extremely grateful…We are grateful for any/all donations. We know there are people that generally care in this world. I help people just the same. I told Josh today that God keeps putting you on my heart. We are a praying family so I will keep you all in our prayers. (BTW: Josh is my son, he is a SUPER son Very good kid-) We have to teach him life lessons, but in the end we do whatever we can so he can be successful in college. Bless you always XX

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            1. Oh, please! Any banner is fine and unexpected! You are too sweet! Thank you very much! I tried to post this comment, ”
              This is so sweet! I’m so glad I could help a college student try to better himself. Makes me feel good. College made all the difference in my life.”

              But there is an error I keep getting like last time,
              Error: Please enter a valid CAPTCHA value. Click the BACK button on your browser, and try again.”

              Sorry :(. Not sure why I can’t post a comment on your site. I’ve used 2 computers already. Maybe try to have a friend or one of your children post a comment. 😦

              Thank you, once again! All the best to every college student, and especially, Josh!

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              1. you are very welcome. Hmmm, what page are you trying to post to? I posted yesterday, but then again it’s probably going to accept my post. I will get a friend to post. Please tell me what page again. If you don’t mind, please try another page or post and let me know if that works for you. Just whenever you have time. XX

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                  1. Yay, there’s no telling how long this was not working. I’m so happy this all transpired. I’m grateful. Maybe i will get comments now. LOL Took me a while to figure what happened…technology 💗

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