Oprah’s ‘Big Give’ is a Big Winner – The Affirmation Spot for Monday March 3, 2008

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ray_launchpad.jpgWhat Ray’s reading right now:

April and I are reading A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. This is the latest Oprah’s Book Club selection. Oprah and the author Eckhart Tolle are hosting a 10-week online course covering this book beginning Tonight Monday March 3. They recommend reading the book before the class. You can register for free at Oprah.com



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Today’s featured affirmation is:

“I make my world. My world is what I make of it and I choose to make it a compassionate place to be.”
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I hope you’ll indulge me for a moment today as I wish my mom a happy 64th birthday. Happy Birthday, mom!oprah.jpg

Hats off to Oprah Winfrey. Her new reality show – ‘The Big Give’ – is a big winner. This show might just redeem reality TV as something capable of delivering real value. The genre seems riddled with people back-stabbing, lying, and cheating their way to some giant cash prize.

‘The Big Give’ is quite different. The first episode aired Sunday evening on ABC. Once again, Oprah renewed her credentials as America’s matriarch of the heart.The show’s premise is simple. 10 contestants were divided into five teams. Each team was given a person’s name and photograph, directions to his or her house, $5,000, and five days to make as big a difference as possible in their assigned person’s life.

The recipients ranged from a woman with two small children who had lost her husband in a tragic retail store shooting just six weeks before to a homeless mother of two teenagers who had left an abusive relationship and was trying to get her life on track to a graduating UCLA medical student from the inner city determined to give back and inspire kids from the inner city that they can make something of themselves.

Each week one person is eliminated until ‘The Biggest Giver’ is crowned and is awarded a $1 million dollar prize as a reward for the giving they create during the series. The contestants do not know they are vying for this prize. Each contestant is on the show because they are committed to making a difference.

‘Give’ leaves the viewer feeling good and ready to go out and contribute something in the world today. Perhaps the show’s most important gift, though, is that it reminds all of us that we are not alone. When the need is real and request sincere there are always people willing to step up and help us.

I’m sure those who make a career out of despising Oprah will find some way to criticize giving people a reason to demonstrate generosity and concern for their fellow human beings. When they do shame on them!

Our world is full of givers. With ‘The Big Give’, Oprah is capturing that generosity in an entertaining and inspiring way.

Be peaceful Be positive Be prosperous!

Ray

The Affirmation Spot.com

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About Ray Davis

Ray Davis is an author and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. His latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening trilogy - speculative fiction series focusing the issues of humanity's past and future. The series is heavily influenced by the science fiction genre. Book 1 - Revelation - is now available - http://www.AATrilogy.com. Ray has written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential. In 2007, Ray founded The Affirmation Spot - a website offering downloadable mp3 motivational tools and affirmations. http://www.theaffirmationspot.com. Ray began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. His thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, he has melded these ideas into his own philosophy on self-development. He has written and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve his own life and has a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. In 2010 he authored an eBook titled The Power to Be You: 417 Original Daily Thoughts for Personal Empowerment. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Louisburg, KS with his wife, April, two grown stepkids, and his black lab, Mia.
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6 Responses to Oprah’s ‘Big Give’ is a Big Winner – The Affirmation Spot for Monday March 3, 2008

  1. Oprah is really awesome, she always has neat idea. To promote generocity and giving back to society is yet another example of her great deeds. Hopeful that this show will rekindle the gondness in many of our fellow Americans and creat a positive impact. Bravo Oprah!

  2. Pingback: Changing Our Minds, Changing the World - The Affirmation Spot for Tuesday March 4, 2008 « The Affirmation Spot

  3. I believe what we can do for other people is a step
    that will help others in return for there in encouragement
    I realize what is going and what other ppl as well want .

    we as ppl become to dependent of government and we don’t
    think about our self but vote ppl who help us instead not to help our own self.

    been a problem for so long

  4. Ray Davis says:

    Edward,

    Thank you for your comment. I completely agree that doing for ourselves and each other is far superior to waiting or expecting government to do it.

    We’ve had several generations that have been conditioned that government should be doing these things. We need to educate that out of ourselves and become more reliant on ourselves and our fellow human beings.

  5. Irena says:

    Hi Ray,

    Thanks for sharing. Over here in Hong Kong, we get American programmes later than many in the world. I was googling Oprah’s Big Give as I saw it on the youtube thingie after watching her and the youtube folks on that show on Sunday.

    It’s no co-incidence that I found your blog as I’ve had in my mind to start an ‘affirmation’ something too. This was back in Nov 07, but I’ ve been sick with this and that all along.

    Will write again !

    Namaste,
    Irena

  6. Ray Davis says:

    Irena,

    Very nice to hear from you. If you have the impulse to start something, I’d encourage you to do it. There are plenty of negative voices in the world. We need more and more positive voices to counter them and turn our world in better directions!

    Hope you’re feeling better now.

    Peace…

    Ray

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