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#TGFSH: 3 Reason We're Thankful For Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes is more than an icon, she is magic. From gracing our screens with eye-catching television to being a prime example of success.

Yes we're thankful for #TGIT, but more so, we #TGFSH (Thank Goodness For Shonda Rhimes) and here’s why:


1.) Thursdays will never be the same.

If it wasn't for Shonda Rhimes taking us on a ride to Shondaland, Thursdays wouldn't be the second most looked forward to day of the week nationwide.  I mean, let’s be honest, Friday is the official start of the weekend, and even Olivia Pope couldn’t beat that, or could she?   Not only has this unicorn of a woman created the epic dramas Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and be executive producer of How To Get Away With Murder, but she’s bottled a formula that keeps us always wanting more.  Shonda definitely "puts her foot" into any creation we are presented to.

The cast and crew pose with the Best Television Series - Drama award for "Grey's Anatomy" backstage during the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton on January 15, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

2.) She's major inspiration.

Shonda inspires people in so many ways.  Her success as an African American woman is more than admirable.  She makes sure to let us know that, like her, we too can achieve such high aspirations in life.  In her recent book, The Year of Yes, Shonda takes us back through her life before saying “yes” and how that simple word changed her in so many ways.   This book was yet another example of her showing us how to reach our full potential.  Soon to be teaching a class on writing for television (another achievement to add on her ever-going resume), Shonda reminds us to put our mind and the work to anything we want to accomplish.

Shonda Rhimes Teaches Writing for Television | Official Teaser

Learn more about Shonda's MasterClass at https://www.masterclass.com/sr


3.) She's the epitome of #GIRLPOWER.

Raising three daughters on her own and choosing to not get married, is major strength and pretty bad ass if I do say so myself.  She sets the tone and shows the example to her daughters and women around the world that anything is possible if you're willing to put in the work.

Shonda Rhimes (R) and guest attend the World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the Dolby, El Capitan, and TCL Theatres on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)



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