Oprah’s Card


I read that Jennifer Aniston recently gave Oprah a yoga mat with a picture of her dogs on it. I suggest
we create a card to go along with the mat.

We’ll make it a big card, so that
each of us can say what we want.

Here’s my contribution:

Oprah, honey, you do your bit as a
human being, running schools for girls in Africa, doing that call-in
series with Eckhart Tolle, running your empire day to day, filling the
TV and your magazine with (mostly) good messages for us.

You give yourself and your body a bit
of flack, but if I were in your sizable shoes, I’d be chewing my
own arms off (not to mention Stedman’s arms and the arms of all
movie stars) with the stress of it.

Speaking of stress, this mat is
special. With this mat, yoga gives itself to you, and millions and
millions of us can tell you that yoga will change your life.

It may be tough at first. The Tibetans
say that at the beginning, nothing comes. (You’ll be tight and
tense and frustrated.) In the middle, nothing lasts. (If you stop for
four days, you’ll be tight and tense and frustrated.) In the end,
nothing leaves. (You will fall in love with the practice and with

Glad to have you as part of our
community. We’re a good bunch.

Yours truly,


P.S. Don’t push yourself too hard.
Yoga should be a joy.

P.P.S. If you’d like to pay it
forward, I’d love a mat with a picture of my dog Rosie on it.  See above.

Your turn: What would you like to write on a card to Oprah?

Thanks to yoga for offering itself to
Oprah. Good choice. And thanks to you for the conversation,


Kristin Shepherd is a chiropractor, actor, and speaker (About All
Things Wonderful) in North Bay, Ontario.  Join her on the
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