Lessons Oprah Taught Us

She's no longer a 4 o'clock regular, but her lessons are as important as ever. Besides things like, "don't let yourself be taken to the second location," my favorites are 1. "When you know better, you do better." - okay this was from Maya Angelou, but often repeated by Oprah, along with

2. "When people tell you who they are, believe them." Also an Angelou saying and oh so true!

3. "You teach people how to treat you." Something that has taken me years to grasp.

But the one lesson I remember above all else is when Oprah questioned a guest who covered her furniture in plastic. "What are you saving the couch for?" she asked.

In other words, there is no future destination, only today. Enjoy it.