Wednesday, May 25, 2011

OPRINALE! (Oprah Finale) - POST Spectacular

The final episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show was nothing short of spectacular.

It's not the kind of spectacular that one would assume, however. There were no massive giveaways, surprise guests, makeovers or typical over-the-top segments that Oprah is known for.

Instead, her giveaways were with her words. She shared 55 minutes worth of sacred knowledge that comes from 25 years of learning, adversity and growth.

Inspiration wasn't lacking in this final episode. Winfrey urged her audience to listen to their calling. Pay attention. People have a tendency to listen to the doubts and discouragement, which is inevitable in life, but overlook their abilities. "This is what I was called to do...Everybody has a calling, and your real job in life is to find it."

Oprah did not go without crediting her life and success to the higher power, God. When referring to Him, she said, "I'm talking about the same one you're talking about. The Alpha and Omega. The Omniscience, the Omnipresent, the Ultimate Consciousness, the Source, the Force, the All of Everything There Is, the one and only G-O-D."

Her references to God were tastefully done, and acceptable to the general audience. There was no religious overkill. It was simply gratitude.

Her finale was essentially a prolonged "thank you" to her dedicated viewers, and people who have taught her valuable lessons through their own struggles.

"I thank you for being as much of a sweet inspiration for me as I've tried to be for you. I won't say good-bye. I'll just say, Until we meet again. To God be the glory."