Thursday, November 15, 2018

Some Words of Wisdom

Here is a collection of advice I have gathered recently from books and presentations:

It's ok to have a filter, but let your light shine through, so it can reach other people who are on the same page as you.
This is advice about being more open and honest about who you are as a person even if you fear you may be judged on it. By doing so, you may turn off some people who feel differently, but you will connect with those who feel the same way you do. Of course it is a good idea to keep some kind of filter in place to avoid saying or doing something inappropriate, but at the same time, you should be yourself and let people know how you truly feel.

Treat strangers as if they are already your friend.
By treating strangers like they are already your friend, it makes you have a warmer, more personal connection vs if you just treat them like someone you don't know and have no interest in getting to know. This action can make the other person feel good and respond back in a similar way. It makes for a more friendly and memorable interaction.

We are our own worst critic.
The things that bother us the most about ourselves are not as apparent to other people. We know ourselves better than anyone else and because of this we know all the little flaws and imperfections that make us who we are. It's easy to let these things get us down because we think everyone else is looking at us the same way, but in actuality, they may not even notice or care about the things we consider our flaws.

Celebrate your strengths.
In relation to the previous idea, we should focus more on our strengths and not worry so much about our weaknesses. We all have some things we are good at. We all have some positive characteristics in some way, shape, or form. Think about the things you have accomplished, rather than things you haven't. Focus on what you like about yourself, not what you don't. Appreciate the things you have now instead of dwelling on the things you do not have. By taking this mindset of focusing on the positive aspects of your life, it can help keep away depression and make you feel better overall.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Live With Kelly and Ryan Appreciation

One of the highlights of my day is tuning in to watch Live with Kelly and Ryan in the morning. I'm fortunate enough to have a schedule that allows me to watch it most days and if I miss it, I can usually see the clips on Youtube or their official website.

The thing that draws me to the show most is Kelly. She has a great personality and she is funny and energetic. Ryan is good too, but Kelly is the main reason I tune in. I love her stories, her take on current events, her interactions with the fans, and just about everything.

When you watch a show like this each day, over the years, you feel like you get to know them. You get to know the staff, the family, the friends and frequent co-hosts. It's a great group of people they have there and they put on a wonderful show each morning.

I love playing along with the trivia game they do each day where they give fans a chance to win a trip. I pretty much have Kelly's descriptions of the trips memorized by now, haha. I love the banter back and forth between Kelly and producer Gelman.

I love when her husband Mark Consuelos guest hosts and they go back and forth often getting into touchy subjects on air. And when Kelly does her impression of her teenage daughter, it is pretty much one of my favorite things ever!

Kelly has been a part of the show for many years from her days with Regis to her time with Michael Strahan. It will be a sad day when she retires from the show. I hope she will stay with it for many more years because she brings so much joy to so many people.

Thank you Kelly and all the people at Live who make it such a great show!