If you have read my blog before you know I am a HUGE Oprah fan. She has been a mentor to me since I was 14 years old. I have learned so many lessons from her like, “What you focus on grows. Focus on the goodness in your life”

“Dream your biggest dream. The universe has an even bigger one in store”

“Be thankful for what you have and you’ll end up having more.” These have all been tremendous lessons for me, but perhaps the greatest I learned on May 25, 2011.

It was the final episode of the Oprah show and she called it “her love letter”. There were no guests. It was just Oprah sharing her journey and what she has learned over the years. She said that a common thread she has seen in so many people over the years is a feeling of unworthiness. She said that you must know you are worthy and feel you are worthy and open yourself and be ready to receive. As she said that, her words shot through the TV and went straight into my heart. I knew she was talking to me. I started to cry and couldn’t stop. It was a true “AHA moment”. I was bringing a lot of great things into my life, but none of the “bigger things” were manifesting. What I realized was that I hadn’t “opened myself to receive”. I am someone (like so many!!) who likes to give. I have a very hard time receiving. I have such a hard time receiving that I often push things away. I knew in that moment it was a missing piece in my puzzle. It was a lesson I needed to learn. I closed my eyes, got quiet and opened myself to receive. I said, “I AM worthy. I AM open. I AM ready to receive”. It was amazing because so much peace came over me! I felt such joy and peace inside! A few hours later my phone rang. It was the Today Show. They said Bobbie Thomas had received the towels I sent her (3 months prior) and was doing a segment on “Moms with good ideas”. Would it be ok to showcase my towel? Wow. How about that? Coincidence? No such thing.

My towel was on the Today Show with Bobbie one week later. My good friend Debi posted the segment on her Facebook page. She happened to be connected to a casting director from Shark Tank and I was cast on the show two weeks later. The rest is history.

My mentor Oprah told me, “Be open. Be ready to receive. Know you are worthy.” I listened. I believed. It changed my life. I want to share the same with you. Get quiet right now. Say it. Feel it and believe it. I AM open. I AM ready to receive. I AM worthy. YOU ARE!! Let go and watch the magic happen…

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