Best-Ever Cinderella Story!

Posted by: Janet on: April 11th, 2013  »  2 comments

Just wanted to share this fantastic story that was posted on Facebook this morning by a dear friend, Sandy Sharkey, who was the lucky recipient of Oprah’s designer shoes last night at the “Evening with Oprah” event attended by 16,000 adoring fans in Ottawa. I can’t think of a person more deserving of this symbolic gift. Sandy Sharkey is a magical gal who gives SO much of herself to others…always! While she is most comfortable in hiking boots photographing nature, all of the women who know Sandy are overjoyed that she will get to walk a mile in Oprah’s shoes!
Here’s Sandy’s facebook post:
“Good morning, Oprah’s shoes!  I love Oprah’s message…think it, dream it, envision it, go for it, ‘it will happen’.  Not to get all melodramatic or anything, but in the past month I had a botched knee operation which led to nerve damage, I had to cancel a trip to Manitoba to photograph wolves, I slipped on the ice and smashed my best camera, I was on stage at a charity event and the stage collapsed, and that’s just the half of it.  After my botched operation I was only able to wear one shoe.  So a couple of weeks ago I went on Facebook and asked if anyone had a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes, but would be willing to sell me just the ‘right foot’.  Kidding, of course.  I only knew the name ‘Manolo Blahnik’ because I googled the words ‘expensive shoes’.  Last night, I got the ‘right foot’, and the ‘left foot’ too.  Oprah’s Manolo Blahniks.  Incredible!  ‘think it, dream it, envision it’…hmmm.  Sorry this post is so long.  I’m still on pain meds.  I can always use that excuse for anything these days!”
Seems like good things happen to good people. JP

Comments (2)

  1. Beatrice Paquin | April 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    looking for the recipts shown on April 15,2013.

  2. Carolyn | May 15, 2013 at 1:23 am

    It WAS so cool when Oprah gave her shoes to the woman sitting right BEHIND me!! I didn’t know who she was till later in the eve, but she (Sandy) was kind enough to let me get a picture holding them too! Well, one of them that is! It is now my profile pic on Facebook :)

    Love you ladies and all your fun, healthy recipes! Keep them coming!

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