I must admit that I feel a very real and true sense of depression and sadness as everyone’s friend, mentor, and teacher Oprah, comes to the end of her 25 year legacy with The Oprah Show. For those of you that have been regular and faithful viewers, I am sure that you understand what I am talking about. For as long as I can remember I have watched Oprah. I used to watch Oprah with my mom just as my girls have watched it with me. I have laughed. I have cried. I have learned so much over the years from the various subject matter that she has had on her show. She has talked about nearly everything! She has interviewed all the big movies stars and covered life changing events that have happened throughout our world. A lot of us “grew up” with Oprah and the huge influence she has had on our lives. Honestly, I can’t imagine what life will be without her! The countdown is on and there are just a handful of episodes left.

I have never been so affected by a celebrity or movie star personality. But I think that is why Oprah has been able to reach so many people in so many ways. She is just so real. Oprah has the gift of being able to speak in a way that makes you feel so connected to her. We have all been able to identify and relate to the various guests she has had on her show as well as Oprah herself. She has done so many amazing things that have made the world a better place.

So thank you to Oprah Winfrey for being such an invaluable model and inspiration to so many people throughout the world. Your show will be missed tremendously, but I think we can all look forward to everything that will undoubtedly come in the future! Tom Hanks said it very well. It is like our favorite neighbor that has always lived just down the street is moving out of the neighborhood. We love you Oprah!