My sister Laura and I are going to the Ellen Show in a couple weeks. I've been watching Ellen since the very first season. I had quit my full-time job to move out of state. I was home packing, and she came on TV. The first thing I remember her saying was, "...and if you're tuning in for the first time, what took you so long?"
And I haven't missed an episode since. She's funny, Ellen. And she's kind. And generous. I like to think I'm her biggest fan, but truly there are thousands who love her as much as I do. I'm sure if I had an "if you could have lunch with anyone in the world, living or dead..." she'd make my list. And I may never get that, but I am going to sit in her live audience. That'll do, for now.
Since I missed my 500th post giveaway (such a slacker...I'm nine over now), I'd do one now! In honor of eight years of waiting for the opportunity to go to a live Ellen taping.
At the end of every show, Ellen says, "Be kind to one another!" So here's what you have to do: you have to step out of your kindness comfort zone. You have to be kind to another person that you wouldn't normally be. It can't be your kids, or your spouse, etc. (unless, of course, you're not usually kind to them...in which case...you get extra points for changing that relationship!).
Here are some ideas:
Pay a compliment to a stranger.
Do a random act of kindness.
Pay for someone behind you in a drivethrough.
Volunteer your time somewhere you haven't before.
And then, you have to tell me about it. You can comment here, or send me an email or call me. And I'll put you in a random drawing for something I pick up for you at the Ellen shop!
Kindness feels good. Even if you don't get a prize...you'll still win!
Be kind to one another!