Each Friday, we are taking a look back over the week and bringing you the “Top 5 Moments” of OWN programming each week. There were plenty of moments to pick from….so much good stuff and we did our best!
“Oprah’s Lifeclass” with Jimmy Graham – Jimmy’s story of being abandoned in an orphanage for months to asking people in church each day to pray so it wouldn’t happen again was heartbreaking. However, this act led to a church member taking him in and raising him as her own. She was a single mom living in a trailer…she didn’t have a lot but she knew she could give him love. That love is what helped him to rise to his potential. And this lesson gave us all who watched the understanding that love has an infinite capacity…just open your heart.
“Oprah’s Lifeclass” with Keisha- T.D. Jakes and Oprah spoke with a resentful aunt who had serious issues with her brother…issues that she was holding against his young son that she was raising. By the end of class, Keisha “got it.” Let it all go…anger, resentment, hatred…and forgive so you can rise to your potential of your life. This was a beautiful lesson for it all…don’t hold on to anger…because it just doesn’t hurt you…it robs you of greatness.
“Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s”- We adore so much about this show because they are real. There was a moment at the end that really resonated with a big lesson for us all. Tim and Jenae have been dealing with the stress of being new parents, living with Robbie, trying to plan a wedding and opening a new restaurant. With a lot on their plates, Jenae’s been finding herself irritated at Tim for not helping more. After work, she expected he was going to be there for the family and didn’t understand why he wasn’t stepping up to help her plan the wedding. By the end of the show, she took a visit to the site of the new “Sweetie Pie’s” location. Walking through the shell of the restaurant, she realized how hard Tim was working at creating their future…a place that young TJ would be running around and growing up in. He wasn’t being selfish. In fact, it was all about his family. Sometimes you have to step back in order to see the big picture and understand what others are going through. Be open to the big picture…
“Beverly’s Full House”- Following a photo shoot that Beverly wasn’t exactly honest about, her daughter, Anansa, sat her down to have a heart-to-heart. She had been led to believe that they were doing a family shoot that was arranged to help her get back into modeling after having the baby. Instead, Beverly tricked her into doing a photo shoot to promote her wig line. Anansa was great about it but told her mom, “Next time, if you let me know we’re doing the hair campaign, I can be a little more helpful.” Reminding us all that all we have to do is ask…and those we love will give their support. Just give them a chance.
“Breakthrough with Tony Robbins” – Dealing with a tragedy and the aftermath can be devastating to your life, not to mention a marriage. Both Mandy and Scott we going down a very dark road after almost losing their young daughter in an accident…and along came Tony. By the end of the difficult journey with Tony by their side, Mandy was able to move past her panic attacks, the anger and negative behavior. It was almost like watching an awakening. Instead of focusing on the tragedy, she learned to “find the gift” within it. It was a huge moment for her and a great story that reminds us that there is a capacity to breakthrough anything in our lives…it’s just a little easier with Tony Robbins by your side!