Imagining my tea date with Oprah 🙏🏾❤️
So, I’ve imagined that Oprah has read my blogs and invited me to be the first “common, everyday” person on her Master Class podcast.
We will meet somewhere and drink tea….maybe London or maybe Spain… or maybe on a beach….
I love that podcast. I actually love the Super Soul Conversations podcast too, and I really enjoy the 21 day Meditations with Deepok. This mediation helped me to stay focused when my now 16 year old was in a diabetic coma for almost five days. I am always excited when this comes out! I send emails to my friends encouraging them to sign up for this program. It’s free! Why not??
I think of Oprah as my friend. And when I imagine our hour or probably three or maybe even five (I’m hopeful..)of tea, I think of us talking about so many things. I think of having her laugh when I share my classroom antics and even how I mimic her in my class “You GET an A! You get a book!” (You have to know the old Oprah to get this!)
I can hear her saying she is proud of me for the route that I have taken in life. I can even picture what she would say as she introduces me. This would make me smile and feel accomplished. It’s not about what I have done, but it’s: if I can do it as a little Black girl from Newport News, Va, you can do it too! She would see me as a cheerleader and that advocate who desires to uplift everyone.
I can see the conversation moving to discussing how we need more women empowerment still in 2019 for our young ladies who still don’t believe in themselves. We would also discuss education and her ideals and even juxtapose her school in Africa to the educational system in the US. I love seeing the relationship that she has with her girls (recently I saw her dress shopping with one) and how women like her (who are in the spotlight who are humble and extremely transparent) are reasons why I am who I am.
She along with her late mentor Maya Angelou have helped me see that dreams are possible. I would even tell her that the same way she saw herself playing Sophia in The Color Purple is how I see myself drinking tea on a warm day with her. I believe it will happen just as she saw herself in that role. I just want to listen to words of encouragement and I feel that just as Santiago needed the words from the Alchemist, being in her presence will help me blossom into what I know is in my heart; helping to assist others and helping to assist with the plight of our educational system. I think we will enjoy each other’s company.
I can share with her that after listening to her Master Class story, it made me truly see the importance of God placing her in the spotlight for people to embrace.
She helps me to see that everyone has a story and we are all connected in a way that many cannot see until our stories are told. Our stories help others and we should not be afraid to tell them because this is what life is about. It is about finding the appropriate puzzle pieces through trial and error.
I would ask for feedback. I would ask her for advice. I would like to know what could I do to always be so calm, collective, and graceful as I see in her. I would also ask how she has been able to focus on her goal when she has been faced with challenges that I’m sure she has had; being a Black Woman in America, etc.
I would most importantly thank her!
I’ve also thought about the type of tea we would drink and where…. I don’t know but I am open for a tea date when you are free Oprah!
I would love to say thank you for being an inspiring, humble woman who has given me and so many others hope!