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My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.
– Oprah Winfrey
I am a woman in process. I’m just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull.
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.
With age comes the understanding and appreciation of your most important asset, your health.
Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
That’s the gift that a mother can give, to make everyone feel like they are the special one.
You are who you are at this moment because of everything that’s ever happened to you, everything that you carried forward for yourself.
I consider the world, this Earth, to be like a school, and our life the classrooms.
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.
I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.
Love somebody. Just one person. And then spread that to two. And as many as you can. You’ll see the difference it makes.
I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that’s how I operate my life.
I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.
The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
It’s much easier for me to make major life, multi-million dollar decisions, than it is to decide on a carpet for my front porch. That’s the truth.
No matter who we are or what we look like or what we may believe, it is both possible and, more importantly, it becomes powerful to come together in common purpose and common effort.
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit.
You’re either humble or you’re not. If you were a jerk before the fame, you just become a jerk with a bigger spotlight. Whoever you are really comes through.
I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.
You become what you believe, not what you think or what you want.
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
It does not matter how you came into the world, what matters is that you are here.
My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you I the best place for the next moment.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
For everyone of us that succeeds, it’s because there’s somebody there to show you the way out.
Look at how hard it was to get to where I am. It doesn’t make sense to give it up.