The Oprah Show's Greatest Lessons
A mother in Australia was watching Brenda's story on The Oprah Show, and she says it changed everything for her. "I just felt complete compassion for her because it was a wake-up call for me because I was going down that path," Tracey says. "I was trying to live the life I had before [my daughter] Grace [was born]. Completely putting her last and making her fit in my life rather than me fitting in with hers."
After hearing Brenda's story, Tracey decided to slow down and be more present in her life. One particular day, Tracey had just put her daughter down for a nap, when she heard her crying. She says she would have normally closed the door and ignored it, but because of Brenda's story, she decided to go in.
"There I saw her with the curtain cord, and she'd managed to tangle it around her neck and her body. Thank God I went in. She could have strangled herself. It could have choked her," she says. "Watching Brenda's story saved her life, absolutely."