Oprah – I’m Going To Miss You

Oprah_farewell Oprah's entire empire is built on the idea that miracles — not just good fortune or persistence or community but honest-to-God miracles — are within our reach every day.  And as her daytime run dwindles down to a final episode, let us pause for a moment to praise a woman who has managed to keep viewers believing, right up to the very end.

There's a reason this woman is still such a powerful influencer, one who can leave the cattle industry quaking and whose departure is sending the publishing industry into a getting-drunk-at-lunch level spiral of despair. There's a reason her voice still stands out, even in a media world that's been exponentially diluted by cable and Internet. It's because unlike the Jerrys and the Maurys she began with — and unlike the reality show divas and intervention-needing hoarders who came after — Oprah traffics in just one commodity: happiness.

Oprah has not just endured but thrived because no matter how much trash talk and backstabbing and mental illness television throws at us, there will always be those of us who long for something better. And with her hugs and tears and confessional, intimate style, it's easy to believe Oprah longs for that too. Life hands us wars and floods and sick children. Oprah hands us car keys and money for schools and stories about people who are trying to do good in the world and not be jerkwads. Those aren't crazy dreams that seemed interesting in 1986; they're what get us the hell out of bed in the morning when we feel like throwing in the towel. We still need to know some things are worth hoping for, that life can offer serendipity instead of shocks, that cynicism is overrated and compassion is underused. And even after 25 long years, we still need Oprah.

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The Real Cougar Woman is a 5-carat diamond who knows the importance of taking care of her health, beauty, relationships, finances and spirituality. Linda Franklin says," there is no stopping a woman who has a strong belief system, passion and a dream.  All things are posssible".  Linda's book, Don't Ever Call Me Ma'am helps women of all ages tap into their power and live life to the fullest.

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