Like most people, I work during the day. However, I have been known to record Ellen Degeneres‘ talk-show at times, for a pick-me-up when I’m cleaning on the weekend or if I need some distraction. I’ve noticed that Ellen always ends her show by saying “Be kind to one another”. I love it. Here’ s why.
Such a simple concept. And yet – so lacking in this world I see around me.
Be nice. Be kind.
It’s not as though it’s an end to hunger or a ceasing of war (although these, too, would be nice).
Just a simple request to treat others as you’d want to be treated.
I think if we all tried this, we’d be amazed at the change we’d see in the world. For example:
- Next time you walk through a door, check to see if there’s anyone behind you; if there is, hold the door
- When a waiter brings you your food at a restaurant, say thank you with a smile, and mean it
- If you see someone drop something on the street, stop and pick it up for them; don’t just walk by as if didn’t notice
- When you walk by anyone, be it a stranger or someone you see everyday in your office, smile or say hello
Be kind to one another.
It’s not hard. It’s not expensive. And it’s not time consuming.
Let’s all follow Ellen’s advice.