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Oprah's Thank You Game: "One of the Sweetest Moments of My Life"
Today's Thank You Game challenge is to thank someone who showed you kindness.
Years ago I was on trial in Amarillo Texas accused, and later acquitted, of saying disparaging words about a burger. It was a very stressful time. We had to move our whole show to Texas, tape at night, and appear in the courtroom all day for SIX weeks. The courtroom, for me, was an intimidating and hostile environment. In Dr. Phil's words those beef guys "want your hide on a platter".
One morning, as I approached the courthouse a small, round, red headed woman reached across the yellow barricade and pushed a worn matchbook into my hand. Inside she had written: "Keep strong, I'm praying for you".
That single act of kindness brought tears to my eyes at the time and remains one of the sweetest moments of my life.
She didn't sign her name. I did not see her again, though I scanned the fence line every morning. In my mind, I named her Dalia. That little note was like a dalia blossoming in my heart.
That was 14 years ago.
You never forget true kindness.