30-Day Challenge, Day 6

    Ellen DeGeneresFor all newbies, today is Day Six of the 30 consecutive days in which I am formally doodling selected Avatars. This 30-day Doodle Challenge comes to you in the spirit of growing, pushing boundaries, and getting outside of my comfort zone.

    Considering how popular and well-known she is because of television, it’s ironic I hadn’t heard of Ellen DeGeneres¬† until a few years ago when I happened upon her book, Seriously … I’m Kidding.

    In that book Ellen wrote,

    When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important. It’s hard to understand failure when you’re going through it, but in the grand scheme of things it’s good to fall down … because … it’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.

    and

    Contribute to the world. Help people. Help one person. Help someone cross the street today. Help someone with directions unless you have a terrible sense of direction. Help someone who’s trying to help you. Just help. Make an impact. Show someone you care. Say yes instead of no. Say something nice. Smile. Make eye contact. Hug. Kiss. Get naked.

    Laugh. Laugh as much as you can. Laugh until you cry. … Emote. It’s okay. It shows you are thinking and feeling.

    Find out who you are and figure out what you believe in. Even if it’s different from what your neighbors believe in and different from what your parents believe in. Stay true to yourself. Have your own opinion. Don’t worry about what people say about you or think about you. Let the naysayers nay. They will eventually grow tired of naying.

    Ellen Avatar(I particularly like the image of naysayers growing tired of naying.)

    PS: Last month I wrote a post about a two-year-old named Sonora Rose whose mother was asking for help in getting on the Ellen Show. If you’re so inclined (and haven’t done so yet) this link will explain how you can help.

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    Sheila Bergquist - January 8, 2014 - 11:44 pm

    She is so funny and seems like such a genuine person, you can’t help but love her! Your doodle of her is precious.

    Tana Bevan - January 9, 2014 - 10:02 am

    Sheila, Even though I am not very familiar with Ellen D., I gather she has quite a following and is a very popular person. So glad you like the doodle.