12/13/2012 08:29 am ET Updated Feb 12, 2013

Why I Love Ellen DeGeneres

"Let's have a little fun today, let's give a little love away": These two memorable phrases from the theme song of the Ellen Show prepare you for an upcoming hour of laughter and giving with none other than Ellen DeGeneres. If it's not her famous short hairdo or her contagious charisma that makes her likeable, then maybe it's her abundant generosity that makes her "Ellen the Generous."

In the season of giving and all through the year, Ellen brings joy to families across the world every day by giving them something to smile about even in the toughest of times.

From the beginning of each show, Ellen encourages her viewers to let loose after a long day and dance away their troubles as if nobody is watching. Every so often we become preoccupied with how our looks and actions seem to others, but Ellen takes our imperfections and mistakes and turns them into something we all can laugh about. Her segments take our embarrassing photos and videos, and turn them into something to be proud of, instead of insecure about.

Ellen speaks of the things we are often too embarrassed to say, and that is what makes her humor cater to audiences of all ages. She confidently speaks her opinion to millions of viewers each day without being offensive, showing that being yourself is more likeable than being someone else.

Beyond the laughter, the Ellen Show has an underlying message about giving. There is never an episode in which Ellen DeGeneres does not give away something to someone in need. Whether it's an audience member or a man on the street, Ellen always manages to find a way to make someone's life better. The act of kindness does not stop there -- Ellen reminds all of us that we too have the power to make someone's life a little brighter. It may not be by giving them a new car, but by spending time with them and sharing our talents. Ellen's talent as a natural comedian is what brings families and friends around the world together in front of their television.

As the saying goes, "People will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel." It is not the "things" that Ellen gives away that perk them but it is feeling of knowing that someone cares that leaves a lasting impact. So in the wise words of Ellen, "Be kind to one another" -- and let the little things you do count.