Ms. O came to town, and Houston made a believer out of her that Texas does everything bigger and better. The Toyota Center of Houston came alive with what seemed to be a sea of women of all ages. There were mothers and daughters with grandmothers in attendance too. There were those on a girlfriends get-a-way, celebrities, co-workers, and even some who came alone. There were husbands and boyfriends who were having a good time also. Even her BFF Gayle came along for the ride.
Oprah held church, and it was really good church. Oprah was the senior pastor in charge of the service. She brought along several assistant ministers including, Deepak Chopra who lead the attendees in “The Life You Want Meditation”. Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of “Eat, Pray, Love” talked about “The Quest” in your life. Pastor Rob Bell, yes he is a real pastor continued the program with his presentation entitled “Everything is Spiritual”, and then Ms. Iyanla Vanzant concluded with her words of wisdom entitled “Here’s to Life”.
In between presenters, we danced with DJ Kiss, we exercised to Soul 15 with Angela Davis. Hey Oprah even became an educator as we opened workbooks and did assignments. This was a hands on event.
Oprah joined Amy Purdy, “Dancing With the Stars” finalist on stage to award Toyota’s “Standing O-Vation” award which recognizes extraordinary people in communities.
I did not find not one person who did not enjoy the weekend. I did, however see one man being pulled along by his wife at lunch that seemed a little miffed.
As it ended, I thought of what I know for sure. I know “thisis(my)yourbestyear”. Here’s to Life!