Sunday, March 6, 2011

What things do you know for sure?

My mom sent me this link to Oprah's website where she wrote about the things she knew for sure. When I was reading them I reflected on what I know and how I should apply some of these to my life. In the past month or so, things have been a little up and down with family, business and other little stick in the mud moments. I find myself traveling down a very fast trail and in a blink of eye life hands me a detour. I guess that is how life works and what really matters is how you prepare yourself for it or how you deal with it. Balance is some thing that takes practice and if you find yourself not mastering it, then maybe do what Oprah says "Be Still"! I'm not sure why I felt that I had to blog about this...maybe I'm trying to PIF and give some one the motivation and understanding like I got from this list. Not every one's list is the same but it's a good one to start with if you don't have one yet!

Here are the 20 things Oprah knows for sure!

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.)


  1. Thank you Anna, just what I needed, they are all AWESOME.
    You have and awesome day, thanks for making mine that.
    J :-)xx

  2. These are all great! They were meant for me and everyone who comes to blog and reads it. Man that woman is extremely smart and right. I think I really like the one about
    Doubt = Don't Move Don't answer Don't rush forward.
    What a great way to define it.
    Wow how many times I have froze in DOUBT and DON'T regret it once.

    Thanks for sharing!