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Happy Birthday from Oprah

Today we celebrate Sally's birthday ~ She would of been 79 years old today and since she was my mother, best friend and confidant it is with great celebration that I dedicate this post to her. I bet your wondering about the title, aren't you? Let me explain...a few years ago I went through many personal changes and a friend gave me a quote by Oprah; it helped me greatly as I read it each day.

When we moved last time, the framed quote ended up in a random box and you know what they say, "Outta sight, outta mind!" I hadn't thought about it in a few years but lo and behold I was searching for something totally unrelated yesterday and there was the quote, in its beautiful sterling frame. I hadn't read it since my mother's passing but after a quick read I knew that the quote was about my mother. It describes her in almost every way, so today, on her birthday, I share this wonderful quote with all of you readers that I'm very thankful to have in my life. Have a great weekend...and...Happy Birthday, Sally.

Be a queen. Dare to be different. Be a pioneer. Be a leader. Be the kind of woman who in the face of diversity will continue to embrace life and walk fearlessly toward challenge. Take it on!

Be a truth seeker and rule your domain, whatever it is—your home, your office, your family—with a loving heart.

Be a queen. Be tender. Continue to give birth to ideas and rejoice in your womanhood… my prayer is that we will stop wasting time being mundane and mediocre… we are daughters of God—here to teach the world how to love…

It doesn't matter what you've been through, where you come from, who your parents are—nor your social or economic status. None of that matters. What matters is how you choose to love, how you choose to express that love through your work, through your family, through what you have to give to the world…

Be a queen. Own your power and glory!

Oprah Winfrey ~ Chicken Soup for The Woman's Soul.


  1. I love this inspiration. We miss our loved ones, but give thanks for the remarkable individuals they were and how they touched our lives. Thanks for sharing this and I'm so glad Sally was born!

  2. A lovely tribute. I am sure your Mother is shining down on you and proud of you, Sally.

  3. Your mother is so beautiful and so is your tribute to her!

  4. Awesome quote!!
    I am sure she'd love your tribute to her:)
    She is a beautiful woman who must have taught you so many wonderful things!

  5. thanks for sharing that. God be with you in this day of remembrance of your mom! Grab on to the moments!
    cathy b
    projecthope7 at gmail dot com

  6. This is what you call a tribute. It is so lovely. A true heartwarming message. From now on, I will going to follow your footsteps. Thank you for sharing this amazing post.

  7. Wonderful, wonderful quote! Your mom sounds like she was an awesome woman!


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