I read the book What I know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey. I enjoyed this book a lot. I was able to relate to most of what she had to say, not all of it, but more than I expected. Oprah inspires me. I am kind of sad that I have finished the book. I could read this book over and over again and I am sure I would find new meanings and revelations I did not find before.
Some of my favorite quotes:
“Who would you become if you finally did the things you always wanted to do?”
“#1 spiritual practice – live in the present, feel the real power of now.”
“Healing the wounds of the past is one of the biggest and worthwhile challenges of life.”
“We are each responsible for our own life.”
“If you are holding anyone else accountable for your happiness, you are wasting your time.”
“You must be fearless enough to give yourself the love you did not receive.”
“Every choice gives you a chance to pave your own road. Keep moving full speed ahead.”
“Every challenge we take on has the power to knock us to our knees — fear that we will not withstand it…. The only way to deal is adjust your stance.”
“Balance lives in the present.”
“Changing the way you think about your situation is the key to improving it. I know for sure that all of our hurdles have meaning and being open to learning from those challenges is the difference between succeeding and getting stuck.”
“when you can see obstacles for what they are you never lose faith in the path it takes to get you where you want to go…. Who you are meant to be evolves from where you are right now so learning to appreciate your lessons, mistakes, and setbacks as stepping stones is a clear sign you are moving in the right direction.”
“We all want to feel like we matter to somebody.”
“You are the best mother, sister, friend, lover.. that you’ll ever have”
“The loving begins with you.”
“the key to any relationship is communication.”
“Live is better when you share it, it gets even sweeter when you expand the circle.”
“Sometimes we get so focused on the difficulty of our climb that we lose sight of being grateful for simply having a mountain to climb.”
“You radiate and generate more goodness for yourself when you are aware of all you have and not focusing on your have nots.”
“Make time to have a little gratitude every day you will be amazed by the results”
“Say thank you.”
“Perspective. Gratitude can transform any situation. Move from negative to positive.”
“Whatever you’re going through… you will do just that… go through it.”
“The way to your best life is not denial. It is owning every moment and staking a claim to the here and now. You are not the same woman you were a decade ago.”
“I get another chance each day.”
“This life is a gift.”
“If you allow it fear will completely immobilize you.”
“Whatever you fear most has no power it is the fear that has the power.”
Dr.Phil says, “you can’t change what you don’t acknowledge”
“You are a single choice away from a new beginning.”
“Every time you suppress some part of yourself or allow others to play you small you are ignoring the owner’s manual your creator gave you.”
“You are built not to shrink down to less but to blossom into more – to be more splendid, to be more extraordinary, to use every moment to fill yourself up.”
“Whatever your situation you’re in right now, you have played a major role in creating it.”
“If you are feeling stuck in your life and you want to move forward… start by examining your past motivations or intentions… look closely. Ask yourself how have my intentions produced the experiences I’m having now… and if I change my intentions what different consequences will I create.”
“The most important adventure of our lives is to live the life of your dreams. What happens when you work hard at something that is unfulfilling, it drains your spirit, robs you of your life force, leaves you depleted, depressed, angry, you don’t have to waste another day on that road. You can begin again and start over.”
“You can’t accomplish anything worthwhile if you inhibit yourself.”
“When you get the chance, go for it.”
“While I was waiting on god, god was waiting on me… he was waiting on me to make a decision to either pursue the life that was meant for me or be stifled by the one I was living.”
“Love doesn’t hurt.”
“What is the truth of your life? It is your duty to know. In order to find out – know that the truth is that which feels right, and good, and loving.”
“Everything you do and say shows the world who you are, let it be the truth.”
“Everyone has had their share of life lessons, how well you learn from them is up to you.”
“No matter how hard the climb there is always a way to let in a sliver of light to illuminate the path forward.”
“We go through life discovering the truth about who we are and determining who has earned the right to share the space within our heart”
“Never again will I do anything for anyone that I do not feel directly from my heart.”
“I will act with the intent to be true to myself.”
“When you do not give yourself the time and care you need your body rebels in the form of sickness and exhaustion.”
“You cannot give what you don’t have… if you allow yourself to be depleted to the point where your emotional and spiritual tank is empty and you’re running on fumes of habit… everybody loses… especially you.”
“Having the best things is no substitute for having the best life.”
“When you know better you do better.”
“Become the change you want to see.”
“Live so that at the end of each day you can say I did my very best… that’s what it means to excel at living your best life.”
“Nothing happens until you decide.”
“Make a decision and watch your life move forward.”
“Reaching your potential as a person is more than an idea, it is the ultimate goal.”
“We receive from the world what we give to the world.”
“If you think something is missing in your life or you’re not getting something you deserve remember there’s no yellow brick road, you lead life it doesn’t lead you.”
Dear my breakfast, though I did not eat all of you…. yet… I love you.
Dear tacos I ate last night, you were 100 times better than whatever it was I ate at Chili’s on Wednesday.
Dear I can do it chart, Wow. Thank you… you’re really making chores fun for NF. He’s usually pretty enthusiastic but he is like over the top excited to floss and put his clothes in his hamper… it’s amazing.
Dear Then and Now with Andy Cohen, I only knew to DVR this show from a promo instagram post Andy put up recently… SO glad I did. I love it! So far I’ve only watched 1989 but I have 1994 and 2000 set up to record in the future… I just researched it and that’s all of the dates he’s doing… WHYYY I want ALL the years!
Dear Star Wars, BLAHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
Dear Fashion Police, FIRST I must say NO ONE compares to the legend, Joan Rivers. Okay, that said… Margaret Cho is pretty funny on the show and I guess I’m good with her officially joining. I am totally fine with Kathy Griffin being out, and Melissa hosting. Melissa keeps the memory of Joan alive I think. I miss Kelly Osborne but her best moments were her reaction to Joan, which no longer exists. Giuliana is a staple to me… you can’t lose her. I am waiting for Khole to guest host! K done.
Dear Smellen, hope you’re reading this and it entertains you.
Dear Christmas, you’re sneaking up on me.
Dear Oprah, I am loving you book, What I know for Sure. LOVING it.
Dear Kourtney Kardashian ap, I still don’t know exactly what is in your avocado shake… pudding… drink… whatever it is… if it’s just avocado, milk, and a little sugar I will be disappointed.
Today is Thursday and I am linking up with Ramblings of a Suburban Mom for some Thursday Thoughts…
I did not realize the survivor finale was last night… I was not prepared to stay up until 11 PM! I was very pleased with who won, though I would have also been happy with Kelley Wentworth – Jeremy deserved it. I am a little sad this season is over.
I made these motivational quote things to put on Instagram from some of the quotes I am loving from Oprah’s book, What I know for Sure.
I am loving this show and I am sad there is probably only one more final episode!
I am totally loving this I can do it chart! NF thinks it’s great!! And is so excited to get stars!
Today is Wednesday and I am saying SO WHAT if…
Dear Target, A free icee or JamboGO or soda every time I visit your store because I have a red card? Thanks!! (Totally stole this letter from Ramblings of a Suburban Mom)
Dear Charlie Brown, NF really REALLY likes you.
Dear NF, I just bought you a behavior chart that’s coming in the mail… I hope you love it!
Dear #OOTD, I had no idea you meant outfit of the day.
Dear Tyga, there is just no way you’re good for Kylie…
Dear Kourtney Kardashian’s avocado pudding, I’ve had like 8,000 views to my blog just because I wrote about this… sorry people I don’t have the official recipe, I didn’t buy her ap.
Dear Brandy Snaps, I’d like someone to make these for me please. I saw them on The Great Holiday Baking Show.
Dear Nia Vardalos, you’re great on The Great Holiday Baking Show. I hope you got to eat a lot of food.
Dear Eddie Downs, you did amazing at your brandy snaps and then what happened to your ginger bread house!! Ohhh Eddie.
Dear Abi on survivor, you are crazy town.
Dear Brandi Glanville, Haters gonna hate, actually glad you’re not on this season of BH trashin it up.
Dear Smellen, I can’t wait to eat garlic bread…
Dear 61 degrees, this is weird.
Dear Teresa Giudice, I can’t believe you’re like almost out!
Today’s Thursday and here are my Thursday Thoughts (Linking up with Ramblings of a Suburban Mom)
ummm NF decided that he needs to wear Mr.Potato head’s glasses to see… it’s pretty ridiculous.
He went to the dentist and had no cavities but was lectured about sucking his thumb… but I think it made no impact.
I am 30 weeks pregnant today!
My sister made a home made ginger bread cake for my dad’s 60th birthday and it was very very good.
I can’t believe Teresa Giudice is about to get out of prison!
Kourtney’s website is now up… and as promised she put her avocado pudding recipe on there… but you have to pay for the app to get it…. hasn’t someone reposted it yet? Is it everything in that picture? It’s not even soy or almond milk…. I actually have all of that at home right now (except just regular sugar).
I am still cheering for Kieth on Survivor…
And I am LOVING the holiday baking show on ABC… but WHYYYYYYY is it on at 10 PM eastern time two weeks in a row… idk about you but I don’t want to stay up until 11!
umm that’s all my thoughts I’d like to share for now…!
Dear NF, I can’t even handle the funny things you say and do… please stay this adorable forever. You told Santa that you thought he lived in the fire place and what are you doing at this shopping mall? You did SOOO good, and I love this picture!
Dear Kourtney Kardashian, I NEED that avocado drink recipe.
Dear Joe Anglim, you gave it your best shot… GO Keith!!
Dear Christmas Shopping, right about now is when I start to get real nervous about you…
Dear yasso mint chocolate chip greek yogurt bars, I don’t know how I’d survive without you
Dear college, I sort of miss you. I enjoyed a change of classes every 15 weeks, new subjects, new teachers and classmates… I think it’s Sue and Axl on the Middle that is reminding me of this…
Dear orange smelling hands, ahhh you smell so nice… the biggest reason I like eating clementines is that my hands smell like oranges afterwards
Dear winter finales, nooooooooo.
Dear Top Chef, I started watching this season since there’s only been 2 episodes… like all reality contestant shows there are just way to many people to remember anyone in the beginning…
Dear my bed, you are so comfortable and perfect… I am just getting too pregnant to ever feel just right sleeping..
Dear cannoli cake from biscotti’s, I need some of you asap
Dear Oprah, I know it’s been over 4 years, but I miss you on at 4 PM