It’s Thirsty Thursday!
Over the years I have enjoyed watching Kathie Lee Gifford on various morning television shows; first on Good Morning America, then on Regis and Kathie Lee, and currently, my personal favorite, on Kathie Lee and Hoda. In this venue, I enjoy my morning coffee with Ms. Gifford and Ms. Kotb. It’s a ritual. I’m sad to see the delightful and entertaining Ms. Gifford leave the show, but I understand.
In the time that I have watched Ms. Gifford on TV, in front of my eyes she became wed to Frank Gifford, welcomed two beautiful children and nailed motherhood all while continuing to create and move forward in her career. At no time in her personal accomplishments did Ms. Gifford consider moving out to pasture, but rather she has always moved forward to greener pastures, meaning that throughout her life Ms. Gifford has continued to reinvent herself and I admire her for that. She is a role model for all women.
One of the qualities I appreciate most about Ms. Gifford is her ability to rely on her faith as reinforcement. When the going gets tough, Ms. Gifford goes inward to examine how her faith can carry her through and when the journey is over, she emerges with an even deeper spiritual recognition that guides her path. I believe this practice is the basis for each of her successful transformations.
Ms. Gifford never settles for just enough. She digs deep, which is proven by her book, The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi, My Journey into the Heart of Scriptural Faith and the Land Where It All Began, and her upcoming movie with Craig Ferguson, Love Me to Death, to name just a few of her many successful undertakings, and I’m sure there are more projects in the pipeline. Also, I watched teary eyed the personal segment Ms. Gifford shared of her and Frank’s visit to Israel. Their love and sincerity toward each other and to the Holy Land spoke volumes. How wonderful it is that Ms. Gifford continues to evolve! She is a beacon of hope and proof that with the right mixture of faith, love, and energy we can be timeless. Ms. Gifford smiles through her tears, makes us laugh, inspires us, and enriches us. She takes life’s ups and downs and funnels them into Graces. So, I feel it is safe to not say good-bye Kathie Lee Gifford, but rather see you again soon….and Thank You!
Peace and Love,