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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Jazzy Reads :: What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey

What I Know For Sure AudioBook 

Auntie Oprah's book has been on my must read list for almost a year. On a recent trip to NYC, I finally downloaded the audio version from my local library and listened to it the entire duration of the 8-hour round trip bus ride. (Ok, I did fall asleep during some parts of it but I did rewind to listen to the parts I missed during my slumber)

Short version: I LOVED it.

Long version: The deaf struggle is real so I can't really do a lot of audio books. Joel Osteen is great. Ariana Huffington and her accent, Not so great. I need clarity and enunciation.
Listening to Auntie Oprah, (yes, Auntie!) was like sitting at her feet in front of the fireplace, after eating a hearty meal and you're full with the itis and she regales you with stories from her past. And regale me she did. She shared intimate details about her childhood, the people who influenced and the lessons she learned along the way - - the stuff she knew for sure.

A few takeaways...

* Pleasure is energy reciprocated. What you put out, you get back. 

* Every choice gives us the power to pave your own road. 

* What you focus on expands. 

* Go where every flows. Everything you do and say shows the world who you are. Let it be the truth. 

* We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. 

* Protect your time. It is your life. 

No, the takeaways aren't new but connecting with her personal story, it resonated with me. After borrowing the audio book twice from my library, it was clear I needed to give Auntie Oprah my coins and purchased my own copy to have readily available anytime I needed an inspirational kick in the pants.

What good books have you read (or listened to) this month?

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