We’ve all heard of the play Oklahoma. The majority of us, whether from Oklahoma or not, can recite the lyrics from the play and recognize the tunes within seconds of their exposure.
Arguably, the play Oklahoma is one of the most popular things to emerge about the state. The OKC Thunder is probably the most popular thing to emerge out of the state and Carrie Underwood is currently the most popular person to be born in the state. But, the most popular thing about the state as a whole should be the people you find living within it.
Growing up in Oklahoma was a unique experience. Depending on where you live, you find yourself exposed to city life, suburban life and country life in a matter of a 20-minute drive. It’s not all rolling hills and farm animals; it’s a place filled with generosity, hospitality and some of the best home-grown meals you will ever taste.
Oklahoma is a state known for its odd shape and western vibes but really it’s much more. The people you meet in Oklahoma will treat you the same as their own neighbors no matter where you come from. My decision to leave was not made lightly.
Oklahoma will always be my home and will always own a piece of my heart no matter where I end up. It’s unlike any other place that I have been to. The people are unlike any others I have come to know. The love for community is stronger than any I have witnessed elsewhere.
Oklahoma has its flaws, as all places do, but it’s a one-of-a-kind state that is often overlooked. Whether from the country, the suburbs or the downtown area, the people all have one thing in common: their kind hearts. If you ever need to restore your hope in humanity, take a quick trip to Oklahoma and I promise you will leave with a replenished heart.