"I have to say, It's a little strange to actually get an award for being nice and generous and kind which is what we're all supposed to do with one another," said Ellen DeGeneres last night. "That's the point of being a human." She was onstage in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theatre, accepting the People's Choice Award for favorite humanitarian.
I have mentioned Ellen here a number of times as someone who inspires me. Last night, she continued inspiring, even while receiving that award. Before coming to the stage, a partial list of her generosity was shared with the audience. Ellen has done so much for so many, it bring teats to your eyes to see such kindness. I'm glad so many others recognize what she has done. The next step of course is to follow in her footsteps. It really can be quite simple too. She is always reminding us of one simple thing we are all capable of doing: "Be kind to one another."
We have all been entertained by Ellen DeGeneres, but it warms my heart that there is so much more than just her performances. Ellen cares about animals and her humanitarianism is truly legendary. How fortunate we are to have Ellen DeGeneres in our lives!