Entertainment Oprah calls Las Vegas shooting a reminder 'to appreciate the ordinariness of our days'

11:24  05 october  2017
11:24  05 october  2017 Source:   USA TODAY SPORTS

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Oprah Winfrey is the latest public figure to use her platform to discuss the mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas on Sunday. This is a reminder to all of us to appreciate the ordinariness of our days , because that's what makes life extraordinary."

Oprah Winfrey is the latest celeb to voice their grief after Sunday's shooting in Las Vegas, which is now the worst mass shooting in the U.S.

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Appearing as a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday, Winfrey said she joins those in mourning.

"I feel the soul of the nation. I feel the ache that we all feel," she shared. "As the names are coming out and you get to see who they are by name, I speak their names out loud in thoughtful prayer."

In light of the shooting rampage that left 59 people dead and more than 500 injured, the 60 Minutes special contributor believes people should "appreciate the ordinary."

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Oprah Winfrey made an emotional statement about the Las Vegas mass shooting at Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. This is a reminder to all of us to appreciate the ordinariness of our days because that’s what makes life extraordinary.”

Hear Oprah ’s Moving Tribute to the Victims of the Las Vegas Shooting . I think about everyone who went to that concert the other night . This is a reminder to all of us to appreciate the ordinariness of our days , because that's what makes life extraordinary."

"I still think about, not just on the anniversary of 9/11, I still think about — sometimes at the oddest times — when I’m putting on my shoes, when I’m taking a shower, when I’m going to pick up a robe," Winfrey explained. "I think all those people that morning did the same thing, and it was such an ordinary day.

"I think about everybody who went to that concert the other night," she continued. "It was just an ordinary day and how excited everybody was to be out in the open air and be at that concert. Then they didn’t come home. So, it helps us to — this is a reminder to all of us — to appreciate the ordinariness of our days because that’s what makes life extraordinary."

Winfrey also praised DeGeneres for her way of lifting viewers' spirits.

"This is the best I've felt in the past couple of days," Winfrey shared, "being able to spend time with you and come to this show because the one thing that you do — we all have ways of teaching and healing, and I did it for 25 years on the air — and I say this with just the deepest love for you, you make everybody feel better." Oprah Winfrey addresses the Las Vegas shooting on an episode of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Wednesday.© Michael Rozman/Warner Bros. Oprah Winfrey addresses the Las Vegas shooting on an episode of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Wednesday.

DeGeneres attempted to do just that on Tuesday's Ellen, which was taped Monday.

"I am hoping we can fill this room with love, and prayers and hope," she said at the time to applause. "My heart is broken for everyone affected by what happened (in Las Vegas). We were just in Las Vegas a few weeks ago and when you think of Las Vegas, it’s a place to escape and have fun and you never imagine anything like this could ever happen."

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One ad executive said the new ad campaign needs to know that Vegas is strong -- and they will get through this as a community ." He said he will see "What Happens in Vegas" again. "It's the most successful campaign in the travel industry ... it'll be back," Vassiliadis said. But not until those affected by what happened here begin to heal.

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