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Ellen DeGeneres: Lessons in Kindness

Here are 9 lessons from Ellen DeGeneres on how to be kind. It's always good to be kind. Click To Tweet

Lessons in Kindness from Ellen DeGeneres

Here are 9 lessons from Ellen DeGeneres on how to be kind. It’s always good to be kind.

1. Just be nice. “If you can see that while we’re all different, our basic needs are the same—we all want love, safety, and understanding—then it’s easy to be kind.” — Ellen DeGeneres

Our basic needs are the same—we all want love, safety, and understanding. — Ellen DeGeneres #bekind Click To Tweet

2. Stay true to yourself. “There will be times in your life when people will tell you that you have to change to be successful. Don’t do it.” — Ellen DeGeneres

People will tell you that you have to change to be successful. Don't do it. — Ellen DeGeneres #staytrue Click To Tweet

3. Never let bullies win. “My motto is: I do my best. You can be with me or not.” — Ellen DeGeneres

My motto is: I do my best. You can be with me or not. — Ellen DeGeneres #bekind Click To Tweet

4. Find a way to forgive. “Anger and aggression weaken you, because they take so much energy to hold in place. But kindness is a strength that makes you more serene.” — Ellen DeGeneres

Kindness is a strength that makes you more serene. — Ellen DeGeneres #bekind Click To Tweet

5. Set a good example. “We’re like a family. We love each other and make each other laugh every day.” — Ellen DeGeneres

We're like a family. We love each other and make each other laugh every day. — Ellen DeGeneres Click To Tweet

6. Make time for those you love. “What I love you really means is I understand you.” — Ellen DeGeneres

What I love you really means is I understand you. — Ellen DeGeneres #bekind Click To Tweet

7. Live your passions. “It was hard for me to find clothes that expressed who I was.” — Ellen DeGeneres … So she created them.

It was hard for me to find clothes that expressed who I was. — Ellen DeGeneres ... So she created them. Click To Tweet

8. Do what scares you. “I think it’s good to not be too comfortable. It’s good to keep growing.” — Ellen DeGeneres

I think it's good to not be too comfortable. It's good to keep growing. — Ellen DeGeneres Click To Tweet

9. Love who you are. “I’m kind. I’m a good person to work with and for. … I just try to be the best person I can be.” — Ellen DeGeneres

I'm kind. I'm a good person to work with. I try to be the best person I can be. - Ellen DeGeneres Click To Tweet

Source: An interview with Ellen DeGeneres in the September 2017 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine.

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John Kremer is the author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books and webmaster at the BookMarketingBestsellers and BookMarket.com websites.

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