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Anderson Cooper, Please Call Me

April 16, 2012

There are some people who have an aura of unconditional positivity and fun.  You want to be around them because you’re guaranteed to feel good.  I can’t exactly pinpoint what the common denominator is among these individuals, but if I had to try, I’d say there’s always a twinkle of joy as well as mischievousness in their eyes.  It has nothing to do with their gender, size, age, or looks.  There’s just a friskiness in their personality and a lilt in their stride.  Something always happens, completely unplanned, when they’re in your midst that makes you laugh — alot. Their laughter is infectious. The atmosphere is consistent even in very serious or sad times.  Whether you see or talk with these individuals rarely or frequently, this feeling always exists when the two of you connect.  In fact, just the thought of them makes you smile.  Remind you of anyone?

(On the flip side, we all have people in our lives who stress us out no matter what.  Tension mounts.  You find it hard to hold your tongue.  The negative energy is exhausting.  You know something is going to happen that twists your insides when you’re with them.  Remind you of anyone?)

One of these magical people in my life is Anderson Cooper; in case you’re not familiar with him, he hosts a news show every night on CNN, “Anderson Cooper 360,” and he has a syndicated daytime talk-show simply named his name.  I’ve never met him.  Maybe someday I will, and if I do I’ll say “Thanks for the good times.”  His news is serious, he tackles tough subjects.  Through them all, he’s still got that Anderson Cooper-swagger.  Watch these 2 videos and you’ll see what I mean: Anderson Cooper Reports On Dyngus Day (if the link doesn’t work, click here: and Anderson Cooper Reports On Gerard Depardieu (if the link doesn’t work, click here:

I am fortunate to have a lot of ordinary, non-celebrity “Anderson Coopers” in my day-to-day life.  In writing this, I realize I gravitate to them without consciously thinking about it.   These individuals probably have no idea what pleasure they bring to my life.  I’m going to thank them the next time we connect.

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