What I know for sure

Author: Oprah Winfrey

Published :2014

On her way to building a media empire and becoming the first African-American female billionaire, Oprah Winfrey had to overcome a lot of hardships. A student of life, and a dedicated philanthropist, she went on to share with the world the wisdom she had gathered along the way. The book, what I know for sure is a collection of Oprah’s essays from her popular column in the Oprah Magazine where she has been pouring her heart and soul in confiding with readers her experiences of life lessons for 14 years.

In this summary, we have compiled some of the most inspiring and powerful insights that this remarkable woman has shared with us. Stay until the end to see which revelation had the greatest impact on us.

Organized by theme as in the book, here are the reflections of Oprah presented in her own words.

Every challenge we take on has the power to knock us to our knees. The only way to endure a quake is to adjust your stance. You can’t avoid the daily tremors that come with being alive but I believe these experiences are gifts, the forces to step to the right or to the left in search of a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Let them help you adjust your footing.

Become the change you want to see, these words I live by. Instead of belittling, uplift. Instead of demolishing, rebuild. Instead of misleading, light the way so that all of us can stand on higher ground. Love is all around. It’s possible to love and to be loved no matter where you are. Love exists in all forms. Sometimes I walk in my front yard and I can feel all of my trees just vibrating love. It’s always available for the asking.

To me, miracles are confirmation that something larger than us is at work, I believe they happen not just sometimes but every single day. If we are open to seeing them, I know that the big miracles we are waiting on are happening right in front of us at every moment with every breath. Open your eyes and heart and you’ll begin to see them. Source : get story short

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