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6 Free Ways to Make Someone’s Day

Courtesy: D Sharon Pruitt

I’ve been watching Oprah’s Lifeclass and one of her lessons was about spreading joy. The example she gave was when she gave a brand new car away to each and every one of her audience members. That was real joy spreading if you remember. There were people screaming, crying and jumping up and down. She said the high she got off that show was unparalleled.

It’s true — doing nice things for people makes you feel better and lifts your mood. But not everyone can give someone a new car! I recently took the new 2012 Ford for a test drive and there were just too many benefits of a ford escape for me to give the idea a miss! I wanted to shine some light on people’s world with a new car. Here’s a list of small and free gestures you can make to improve someone’s day: Read more

5 Lessons I’ve Learned from Oprah

Today is historic. Today is the airing of the last episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show. If you’ve been following my blog you know how much I love Oprah. It was on my life list to make it to a taping of her show – been there, done that! It was fabulous.

As a journalist – I’ve gotten my inspiration from women like Oprah. I would watch her show everyday with my mother and I wanted to be just like her. Oprah has said many times that if she weren’t in TV she would have been a teacher. Well she’s been just that to many people in all walks of life through the years, including me.

Here’s my list of some of the lessons I’ve learned at “Oprah University:”

1. Give:

Oprah’s been both praised and ridiculed for all the gifts she’s given away in her “favorite things” episodes. From iPads to lasagna pans – she’s given it all away to screaming fans. Don’t forget the free trip to Australia and oh yeah…the “you get a car, and you get a car, and you get a car,” giveaway. Read more