What I know for Sure about Joy According to Oprah Winfrey

A day ago, I started to read "What I know for Sure" by Oprah Winfrey.

I am a big fan of Oprah. I admire her because she is passionate, strong, powerful, influential, funny, real and very generous. So, when I heard about her recent book "What I know for Sure", I knew that I have to read it.

"What I know for Sure" is a great book that is filled with lots of inspirational ideas to deal with daily issues associated with work, life, relationships, friends, family and even our relationship with pets!

 Although I have only read  the first 27 pages of the book, I have already found several inspiring and motivational phrases and ideas that I really want to incorporate into my life. 

I will write other posts as I read the book, but here are some phrases and ideas that I have found particularly inspirational in the first 27 pages of the book. In these first pages, Oprah deals with Joy.

"What I know for sure is that every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and step out and dance -- to live free of regret and filled with as much joy, fun and laughter as you can stand", page 4.

"I hope that you aren't so wrapped up in nonessential stuff that you forget to really enjoy yourself -- because this moment is about to be over", page 5.

"I make an effort to do something good for somebody every day, whether I know that person or not", page 7.

"What I know for sure is that pleasure is energy reciprocated: What you put out comes back. Your base level of pleasure is determined by how you view your whole life", page 7.

"I need to practice what I preach and value myself more", pages 10-11.

"When was the last time you laughed with a friend till your sides hurt or dropped the kids off with a sitter and went away for an entire weekend?, page 13.

"Whether you flounder or flourish is always in your hands -- you are the single biggest influence in your life", page 14.

"Your journey begins with a choice to get up, step out, and live fully", page 14.

"Have you ever driven home from work, opened your front door, and asked yourself how you got there?", page 24.

"I know for sure that I don't want to live a shut-down life -- desensitized to feeling and seeing. I want every day to be a fresh start on expanding what is possible. On experiencing joy on every level", page 24.

"Delight in the Lord -- in goodness, kindness, compassion, love -- and see what happens", page 27.

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