Q: How do you catch a RARE rabbit?
A: Easy. U-NIQUE up on him!
Q: How do you catch a TAME rabbit?
A: TAME way, silly!
Would you believe that is my favorite joke? Just trying to tell it I get the giggles! I don’t know why. It simply tickles my funny bone! People look at me like I’m crazy or ridiculous but after a while, they can’t help but join me.
So, as part of a conscious plan to fill my mind and heart with all things of love, laughter, fun, playful, positive, and healing, I’ve been recording (showing my age here – technically it is DVR-ing) daily episodes of The Ellen Show.
The following are a few of my Life Lessons from Ellen and could very well be the secret to her success!
“I stand for honest, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you’d want to be treated and helping those in need.
To me, those are traditional values.
That’s what I stand for.
I also believe in dance.”
~ Ellen Degeneres
Ellen reinforced this lesson I learned earlier this year. I have found, that dancing on a Monday morning – or any morning – kicks my week off right! Some days it’s rocking out to Nickleback or P!nk while other times its Jimmie’s dance music. Dancing can literally shake my energy into a positive, enlivened state.
What’s on your playlist?
Energize each other
When Ellen dances she goes right out into the audience to feel and surround herself, with their collective energy. She knows how good and uplifting that vibe feels!
Ellen is a giver and lives a life of contribution. Whether it is money or a car, a holiday gift, the bottom line is she is giving HOPE. She is lifting people up, and giving a hand UP not a hand OUT.
With an undergraduate degree in Recreation, I learned early in my career the benefit and importance of play, especially with adults!
Ellen makes her guests out to be funny, but not at the expense of hurting somebody else’s feelings. She is quick to compliment whether it be Twitch being a good dancer or her guests’ performance in their latest movie.
In a world of one-upmanship where everyone has a better story or tries to outdo others, this sort of creative humility is refreshing.
Celebrate the next generation
Ellen has proven that you “… can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else’s feelings.”
At the end of every show, she encourages us to #BeKindToOneAnother
And couldn’t we all use a little more kindness in this world?