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"Some people pass through our lives in a shorter time frame than we had hoped to teach us things they never could have taught if they stayed."

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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do."

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Yet another example as to why Ellen is my role model.

In 1997, Ellen came out as gay on her sitcom, Ellen. She was met with a horrendous amount of backlash from society and the media. She was the butt of every joke on late night TV. She was dubbed “Ellen DeGenerate.” She even received death threats. 

Ellen went from the most popular sitcom actress to the most hated. Desperate, she turned to the gay community for support. However, Chastity Bono, a fellow lesbian and a representative for GLAAD at the time, betrayed Ellen, telling Variety Magazine, “[‘Ellen’] is so gay it’s excluding a large part of our society … we have to be realistic. This is network primetime.” 

Ellen trusted Chastity to help as she was also gay, and would understand what Ellen was going through. Instead, Chastity publicly denounced Ellen, leaving Ellen alone to defend herself. Ellen’s show was subsequently cancelled. 

Flash forward to 2011. Chastity Bono is now Chaz Bono, a transgender male. He is going to be a contestant of Dancing with the Stars, much to the displeasure of the public. He receives backlash, similar to the kind Ellen endured in 1997. In response, Ellen defends Chaz in her monologue (seen here), and invites Chaz on her show to give his perspective. 

Ellen chose to help Chaz, who was being persecuted by the media, even though he had hurt Ellen severely in the past. Ellen definitely did not have to have Chaz on her show, but she did to be kind. Ellen not only forgave Chaz, but gave him the support that he failed to give her earlier. 

Be kind to one another. It’s not just something Ellen says after every show; it’s what she lives by. And we should all try to live by it too. 

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Do it ♡

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Do it ♡

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"Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity."

— The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown (via thetruesteye)

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brandnewboxofmatches:

Putting a candy dish on my desk is something I love doing. It’s a great conversation starter as well as a way to show that you care about leaving people with a sweet taste in their mouths. People always seem happier after they take a piece of candy.

But yesterday, my candy dish caused all sorts of mayhem. One person complained about the type of free candy, pouted, and then with vigorous, disapproving force—chucked the candy (it was a Rolo) back into the dish. Another person ate two candies and then blatantly left the wrappers on my desk for me to clean up. I was also given a suggestion that in addition to providing a dish of free candy, I also needed to provide a receptacle for the discarded candy wrappers.

Amazing, right? Who knew a free candy dish could cause so much commotion. No wonder people are hesitant to do nice things for others. I was literally scrutinized for being kind.

So today, I provided free candy and a receptacle. So far, no complaints.

brandnewboxofmatches:

Putting a candy dish on my desk is something I love doing. It’s a great conversation starter as well as a way to show that you care about leaving people with a sweet taste in their mouths. People always seem happier after they take a piece of candy.

But yesterday, my candy dish caused all sorts of mayhem. One person complained about the type of free candy, pouted, and then with vigorous, disapproving force—chucked the candy (it was a Rolo) back into the dish. Another person ate two candies and then blatantly left the wrappers on my desk for me to clean up. I was also given a suggestion that in addition to providing a dish of free candy, I also needed to provide a receptacle for the discarded candy wrappers.

Amazing, right? Who knew a free candy dish could cause so much commotion. No wonder people are hesitant to do nice things for others. I was literally scrutinized for being kind.

So today, I provided free candy and a receptacle. So far, no complaints.

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let-them-eat-cake21:

So I was on the train the other day with my girl club church group. It was a bit crowed and the ten of us was moved all over the train cart trying to find seats. On top of that we seemed to be the only black ladies there. (The only black people in the cart! No lie!) I soon found a middle seat with a bag in it next to a lady and a man. “May I seat there please?” I asked this woman so kindly and she just looked at me then cut her eyes without an answer. So I turned to the man who’s legs blocking my way in. “Um can I seat there?” He pretended that he was asleep. (I SAW your eyes open when I just got in the cart! Don’t play games! I know they saw this 5’8 black girl standing in front of them with a bright green shirt, kindly asking to sit) I am not a loud vulgar person so I wasn’t going to cuss out anyone (mainly with my girl club having little girls that look up to me.) suddenly a large man taped me on the shoulder. “Pardon me Miss do you want to sit there?” Before I can answer him he stood up. (This guy was HUGE!) He started to shake the man that was pertaining to be asleep. “Hey pick up that bag blocking the seat. This young lady wants to sit there!” The bag was moved and I sat down. I said thank you but didn’t get to say it properly to my hero. (My thank you sounded like a shocked jitter.)

Dear kind Sir I don’t know if you have a tumblr or will ever see this but I’d love to thank you for standing up for me!!! THANK YOU! (I hope he sees this)

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let-them-eat-cake21:

So I was on the train the other day with my girl club church group. It was a bit crowed and the ten of us was moved all over the train cart trying to find seats. On top of that we seemed to be the only black ladies there. (The only black people in the cart! No lie!) I soon found a middle seat with a bag in it next to a lady and a man. “May I seat there please?” I asked this woman so kindly and she just looked at me then cut her eyes without an answer. So I turned to the man who’s legs blocking my way in. “Um can I seat there?” He pretended that he was asleep. (I SAW your eyes open when I just got in the cart! Don’t play games! I know they saw this 5’8 black girl standing in front of them with a bright green shirt, kindly asking to sit) I am not a loud vulgar person so I wasn’t going to cuss out anyone (mainly with my girl club having little girls that look up to me.) suddenly a large man taped me on the shoulder. “Pardon me Miss do you want to sit there?” Before I can answer him he stood up. (This guy was HUGE!) He started to shake the man that was pertaining to be asleep. “Hey pick up that bag blocking the seat. This young lady wants to sit there!” The bag was moved and I sat down. I said thank you but didn’t get to say it properly to my hero. (My thank you sounded like a shocked jitter.)

Dear kind Sir I don’t know if you have a tumblr or will ever see this but I’d love to thank you for standing up for me!!! THANK YOU! (I hope he sees this)