Today I would like to honor THE Black Butterfly (quite possibly the monarch) Ms. Oprah Winfrey.
My personal childhood closely mirrors that of Oprah’s – both suffering abuse, neglect, and abandonment.
The poor, urban lifestyle had its negative effect on Winfrey as a young teenager
Winfrey said her father saved her life. He was very strict and provided her with guidance, structure, rules, and books. She would also have to go without dinner until she learned five new vocabulary words each day.
There should be more fathers like that of #Oprah. Creating a strict learning regimen creates a strong work ethic that will set children up for success as they go through school and life. Like so many #BlackButterflies, I wasn’t as fortunate as #Oprah. I had to create my own strict regimen that helped me successful get through school, graduate from college, and build a successful career. It wasn’t easy, but it was very rewarding. I taught myself discipline and it paid off. I also enforced the same strict regimen upon my son.
For the #BlackButterflies that aren’t has fortunate to have a father like #Oprah, you can create your own strict learning regimen that will help you be successful throughout your years in school and life. And hopefully some day you will pass these same principals and values down to your children.
Kudos to #Mr.Winfrey for the values he instilled in his children. We know what a great impact Oprah has had on our society. Looking at her raw roots, you would never know what she overcame to be who she is and where she is today.
Oprah, #QueenMonarch Butterfly, I salute you