Thursday, 30 January 2014
Oprah Winfrey Celebrates Her 60th Birthday
Oprah Winfrey turned 60 yesterday, and to celebrate, she recalled some of the biggest moments in her life so far in an open, and very heartfelt, letter.
Culled from Huffington Post, please read the wonderful, inspiring letter:
Sixty. I'm turning 60 this month! I'm so glad I've lived long enough to say those words and celebrate their meaning. I'm turning 60. I'm alive. Healthy. Strong.
I'm turning 60, and—please don't take offense—I no longer have to be concerned about what anyone thinks of me! (You know, the old Am I doing it right? Am I saying it right? Am I being what or who I'm "supposed" to be?) I'm turning 60, and I've earned the right to be just as I am. I'm more secure in being myself than I've ever been.
I am in awe of the way my journey here on earth continues to unfold. My life has been marked
by miracles for as long as I can recall -- and even before. (My entire existence is the result of a onetime frolic under an oak tree.) My early days speaking in a Mississippi Methodist church -- Baptist leanings, shoutin', and Holy Ghost included -- prepared me for a future of speaking in a public arena I could never have imagined.