Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wednesday Wickedness with Oprah

Hi and welcome to Wednesday Wickedness. We are like other memes in that we will ask you ten questions each and every Wednesday. But our little "twist" is that each week we will pick a famous person and pick ten of their quotes. Each of our questions will be based on the quotes. Got it? Great! Let's begin this week's meme!

Today we picked Oprah. Here's Wednesday Wickedness!

1. “I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life.” What was the last thing that you did to help somebody’s life? I believe I help lives everyday... you offer words of encouragement, a friendly chat with someone who is down, a hug to cheer a sad child... it doesn't have to be one big defining moment -- because sometimes, it's all about the little things.

2. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” How long have you ever held your breath? Probably about... well, let's see. One. Two. Three. I'm done. Ok, three seconds. Seriously, maybe 30 seconds. I have watched free divers (on tv shows) that can hold theirs up to SIX MINUTES! That's crazy!

3. “As you become more clear about who you really are, you'll be better able to decide what is best for you - the first time around.” At what point do you think that you really decided who your were? Yesterday.

4. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” At what time of the year do you think you celebrate your life the most? I don't agree with this statement. I'm not about celebrating me. I'm about living a good life and being happy but I don't feel it necessary to celebrate me. I would rather celebrate everyone around me that has something to DO with me... but not me. Seems very narcissistic... oh wait... a billion dollar celebrity made that statement right? Yeah, well...there ya go.

5. “So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.” Are there times when you thought you had fallen down and learned something about yourself? Of course, if you don't learn through your mistakes... what's the point of even living your life? Mistakes aren't really mistakes...they're just opportunities that didn't make! Ha!

6. “Devote today to something so daring even you can’t believe you’re doing it.” What was the last thing you did where you thought that you could not believe in what you were doing? Having another child...

7. “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” Do you think that you must struggle to become strong? I think we all do. If you're comfortable, you're not pushing yourself.

8. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” Do you feel that life’s experiences always prepare you for what there is to come? Not always.

9. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” Can only a rich person feel this way? What do you think Oprah means by this? I think it's easy to live the life of your dreams when you have limitless resources. I think she means -- for the rest of us -- to do the best with what we have.

10. “I do not believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.” Do you believe in failure? I believe in failure...because if you just flat out give up... you've failed. You could have failed a team, your family, your God, your employer. I mean, if my brakes don't work... they've failed. I think that's something someone says to just make people feel better. Kind of like the whole... "people are beautiful on the inside" being something ugly people say.

1 comment:

Frugal Vicki said...

hee hee, I think I like number 6 the best