When Oprah Talks About Gratitude

Gratitude-OprahOn a scale of 1-10, how much gratitude do you feel or experience on a regular basis? Is it on the scale? Or is off the scale, below 1 or even above a 10?

Oprah says,

“The  single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now. And the more grateful you are, the more you get.”

I am not a huge fanatic of Mrs. Winfrey’s show, or should I say her new network. I do admire her for her success and her ability to turn everything she touches into gold. She certainly is a smart women who expresses her gratitude frequently.

Oprah Winfrey’s early years were anything but successful. You know how her story unfolds and where she is today. She is in Forbes’ Top 10 Most Powerful Women in the world. And she is always talking about gratitude. Maybe there is something to it!

If you don’t believe it, should you? Is it worth trying? Is there any negative consequences to feeling the gratitude in your life? Can anything bad come from sharing gratitude?

The only negative consequence that I can think of would be that completely ignore reality and turn you back on what is really happening. As an extreme example of turning your back would be not fixing the breaks on your car and getting into an accident knowing that you will be grateful to get a new car. That is an example of not having your feet planted in reality.

OK – bottom line – try experiencing gratitude – you have plenty to gain from it – just look at Oprah!

Be Well.
The Gratitude Guru


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  2. Melanie Kissell on January 16, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Well, if expressing gratitude got Oprah where she is today, I better start doing a whole lot more of it! 🙂

  3. Linda Blankenheim on January 16, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I am very grateful to have a show like Oprah’s on TV. We need a lot more compassion and love and caring for people. It is most unusual that she was able to stay on TV with this type of program. Oprah does so much for people, and teaches people how to forgive and love. I find it a very inspiring show. Yes, she is very grateful, and it would be of our highest interest to do the same.

  4. Cynthia on January 17, 2011 at 2:42 am

    I am grateful for whatever I have learned from watching Oprah’s show. I watched it some in the early years but not so much of late. I know that gratitude and sharing her message of gratitude is a big deal to her. That’s a good thing. I am grateful that she supported Obama in a big way and I also like some of the writers she has endorsed over the years. And I will be really grateful if I get the CAPTCHA code right this time so I don’t have to type this all over again.:)

  5. Melanie Kissell on January 17, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Yeah, Paul, about the CAPTCHA issue Cindy mentioned …

    Is there a snowball’s chance in hell you’d consider ditching that thing?

    I have a feeling ya just might get a few more comments going on here.

    Just sayin’ … 🙂

  6. Paul on January 17, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Yikes! I never realized it was that much of a problem. CAPTCHA is now gone!


  7. Nancy on January 17, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I go in waves with Oprah. What I don’t like is that she talks a lot about getting what you want out of life to “regular” people, as if she, herself, is a regular person. She is, indeed, enormously generous; this cannot be denied. But sometimes I think she forgets that the majority, the very, very large majority, of her fan base can’t just “hope” their way to what they want. Hope and positive thinking are terribly important, but money does help, too.

  8. Melanie Kissell on January 17, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Paul, you won’t have to worry about spam if you install the Akismet plugin — millions of bloggers use it.


  9. A Friend on January 18, 2011 at 4:26 am

    I saw how Piers Morgan managed to reduce Oprah Winfrey to tears last night when he took over Larry King’s old talk-show. I was reduced to tears myself – tears of laughter – when I heard Piers was going to take over the show – who could follow Larry, I thought, but after seeing his first show I have to say I was wrong. Yay Piers.

  10. Lucas Arul Seeli on September 24, 2011 at 5:28 am

    “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what
    we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into
    acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can
    turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger
    into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings
    peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

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