Friday is Lumpy Day for Little Guy and myself. After running all week to school, activities and errands, we try to just stay home to play. I savor our Lumpy Days together because when September rolls around Little Guy will be in Kindergarten and we won't have as much alone time together.
This morning we were flipping through the TV listings and today's Oprah episode caught my eye. "Going Green 101" is a repeat, but I have yet to see it. I will be DVRing it so I don't miss a minute while I'm at Brownie pick-up.
It got me thinking about what I have heard called "the Oprah effect." Basically, when Oprah endorses something everyone (like all of America everyone) listens.
Take last night's Iowa Causes. Oprah said "Obama" and Iowa voted for Obama. Even I have succumbed to the Oprah effect during a sports bra shopping trip. Oprah endorsed a specific bra, so I did what any American woman would do and bought that sports bra.
If Oprah gets behind the idea that every one of us can make a difference to the earth and then takes it a step further to show America how to make changes for the better...can you imagine?
I predict that if Oprah keeps the environment in the forefront of America's consciousness then she may be what saves us from ourselves.