Oprah Winfrey delivered the Commencement address for Stanford University this past Sunday.
The big O told the 4,700 smarty pants nabbing their degrees to trust their guts.
Opes said, "When you are doing the work you are meant to do, it feels right. Feelings are really your GPS system for life. Check your ego at the door and check your gut instead…Every wrong decision was the result of me not listening to my voice. If it doesn't feel right, don't do it."
Reports also detail that the media mogul spoke about the need to be open to life's numerous lessons - and the importance of feelings, learning from failure and finding happiness.
Surprisingly, she spoke about how she built a school for girls in South Africa and spent time and energy picking out sheets and pillows, only to learn later that one of the dorm matrons had been accused of sexual abuse.
"I had been paying attention to all of the wrong things," Winfrey said. "I built a school from the outside in, instead of from the inside out."
Not surprisingly, she also talked about finding happiness, appealing to the grads not to live for themselves alone. O said, "To move forward, you have to give back. To be happy, you have to give something back."
Oprah also revealed that she was especially thrilled to be part of the ceremony because her BFF Gail King's daughter Kirby was one of the grads!
Opes said that it was the first time ever that goddaughter Kirby allowed her on campus. Daughter of Gail apparently never talked about their relationship to fellow students.
How humble of Kirby.
If Opes was our god mother, the world would know!
[Image by Kirstina Sangsahachart via Mercury News.]