The past two days in television have been especially noteworthy. The newest American Idol was crowned, the Glee finale came and went (which I have yet to see), and Oprah signed off. I was especially enamored by Oprah’s final episode. Whether you love her or hate her, I think she has an exemplary gift in her communication skills, both interpersonally and internationally. To have a show, named after you, that is thriving for over 25 years is beyond successful. It’s noteworthy, it’s meaningful, and it’s made an impact.
I admire Oprah. Yes, I know, I’m perfectly fitting the stereotype, but I’m OWNing it. (Oh hey, Oprah Winfrey Network.) I admire any woman who can make her way in the world; to have a dream, go for it, and get it. She has helped trail-blaze a path, along with many other women, to show that as girls, we can do anything we set our hearts and minds to.
One of my dreams is to have a talk show like Oprah someday. I’d love to have a “Sunny Side Up” show that emphasizes happiness and gratitude on a daily basis. Just like she did, I want to encourage people to be thankful for what they’ve been given, seek new challenges on a daily basis, and to find happiness in every possible nook and cranny of life. As Oprah signs off, I’m signing in—today and every day has so many possibilities.
The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook