Not knowing what to expect or how the Dr Phil Show would put together my interview was a daunting thought. I didn’t get to see all of it but I saw enough that made me cry when I viewed it for the first time. I have since seen in 3 times and have picked up a new tidbit each time. The comments that I have received back have been mostly positive. On the Dr Phil site, there have been comments that have ranged the usual of ‘where were the parents?’ and ‘why wasn’t the internet monitored’. Once again, can you really keep your teen kids off everything all the time, especially when the internet and FREE WIFI is everywhere. I have heard the same thing continuously, I took my child off the internet and deleted the Facebook account (or any other social media network) but only to find out that another account had been created on someone else’s technology. Very common!!! We also have those people who just won’t go away and follow and troll comments all the time. To those people, don’t you have your own life to lead.
I think that where I was at 2:30 on Friday afternoon was a surprise for one person. The Dr Phil Show was playing on the TV in the waiting area. The lady sitting 4 down from me was watching the screen. She then realized that the person on the TV was me in the same room. Surprise!!
I went later that night to a local casino to just unwind. Walking around, a lady passed me. She looked determined to find the group she was with. But then in the next turn, she was in front of me asking if I had been on TV that afternoon. I told her yes. She then said her thank you’s and wanted a hug. So we hugged. Hugging is good. Hugs are free and if you have watched the Dr Phil Show, one of the tidbits was to be mindful, kind and more respectful to one another. Because ultimately, being a positive role model is a good thing. I gave the lady the pink Amanda Todd bracelet I was wearing. The same one that was shown on TV. I love seeing the joy in people’s faces.
Kindness is so inexpensive. It can be in the form of a smile or a hug!! And it can mean so much to someone.
Make sure to watch this coming Thursday, December 4th. I was again at the taping and got to sit in the audience in the front row. I think they were the EXPERT seats (as my friends call them) but I didn’t get to say anything even though I had a mic on.
I loved both my experiences on Dr Phil. It was an experience of a lifetime.