I didn’t want to have two Oprah blog days in a row, but you know what? I was watching the show last night and was really touched. Oprah had guests on who have transformed their lives by giving to others. All it takes is one person with an idea.
The most inspiring was what the audience was asked to do — and what they did. One of the women featured on the show has a program that gives pajamas to needy children, who otherwise have to sleep in the same clothes they wear during the day. The producers of the show called every audience member and gave him/her a challenge: to bring as many pairs of PJs to the show as they could. There was a catch too. They were only allowed to buy one pair — the rest they had to be resourceful and get other ways. It was amazing to see how many pairs of pajamas one audience (aprox. 300 people) brought. There was a total of 32,046. Yes, that’s more than 30 thousand! Amazing. (Click here to see the photo from the show.)
Had I been called by one of the producers, I probably would have brought about 10 pairs. That would have been doable. I’m amazed at how hard some of these people worked. One woman brought more than 10,000 pairs on her own. She reached out to different businesses with a phone call. BJs Wholesale Club donated 10,000 pair. All it took was one phone call.