“Being nice and generous, which is what we’re all supposed to do with one another…that’s the point of being a human…Kindness is something we all should have, and we need more of that out there.”
-Ellen at 2016 People’s Choice Awards
There are many reasons that go into why Ellen consistently gets picked for these awards. She has many great points, and we know it. Let us all now do something about it! Sharing compassion with the world is easier than people think! Even the smallest gesture could go a long way. Be compassionate to people even if they don’t look like they need it. Many people put up a facade of being fully put together, hiding that they may need support for something. Sometimes all it takes is a simple smile and “Howdy!” Sometimes offering a helping hand lifting boxes or whatever mundane life activities one may be doing. Sometimes even hugging a stranger (use your judgment) or acting silly in public to make someone laugh is not only kind, but it’s also fun! If you are naturally a goofball, you might as well make use of that characteristic as a skill to lift everyone’s spirits! Taking even a few seconds or minutes out of your routine to help another person with theirs is doable and wonderful! 🙂
“A lot can happen between now and never.” –Petyr Baelish, Game of Thrones
Never say never, unless you’re saying “never say never.” I do enjoy Game of Thrones for multiple reasons, but one of them is because I find a lot of quotes from the books and show that resonate with me. This one in particular does, as never means both a lack of opportunity taking and a lack of realistic thinking. Saying “I will never do that” doesn’t work for me because what happens when/if I do whatever “that” is? Others may not catch me on it, but I certainly do and would. I enjoy trying new things, and saying I wold never do something seems counterproductive. As uncomfortable as it may be, saying “I would never try balut, fried tarantula, skydiving, driving on crazy roads (carefully), and other experiences” would be a lie.
Additionally, saying “That will never happen to me” is not the best way to approach negative occurences. Many things can happen anywhere, and you never really know until it does. If you truly believe that would never happen to you, then you may be in for an unpleasant surprise. Assuming and expecting the worst is not healthy, but not even considering the possibility is unwise. Hope for the best, but do your research and have a plan in case something bad does happen. Consider all of the possibilities and options before saying “never.”
Life is not meant to be comfortable all the time. Constant comfort is not living, adventure is.