Monday, August 27, 2012

You Catch More Flies with Honey than Vinegar

I was just having a conversation with someone the other day and was asking them, “Why can’t people just smile?” Why can’t people just be nice?” I was working on a big celebrity wedding in which the bride was soooo miserable and so angry that I just wanted to go up to her and say, “Aren’t you exhausted from being so mean?”

You know, it’s funny if you stop and look around when you’re doing your day to day things in life, people don’t say hi, people don’t say thank you or please, and it’s really alarming because when those little words are said, you think you’re getting this massive gift from somebody, when at the end of the day it should be expected that you do receive that from everybody. I do it; I say hello, thank you, I appreciate things. That phrase, “You catch more flies with honey than vinegar,” it’s true. You also do it with a smile and by just being kind. Can you imagine if everybody was kind? Things would be so much easier and enjoyable. Let’s just try it. Wouldn’t that be novel?

Monday, August 20, 2012

My Family Just Left Town

I always used to look at people who were saying goodbye to others at the airport and crying and I never really understood what was going on until just a couple days ago when I dropped off my mom, dad and niece Mia, 11 years old. We all started to cry because we just didn’t want to say goodbye to one another. It was a really great experience having them here in LA for eight days. Eight solid, full days of spending time with each other. Never once did any of us get tired of the other. I was looking so forward to it and not forward to them leaving. I thought after eight days that would obviously be enough time but it wasn’t. Spending time in the pool for hours, having my mom, dad and niece come to set to watch AND work as they were on the show, going to Disneyland, going to the Magic Castle, going to see Cirque du Soleil, going to some great restaurants, driving around town, hanging out at the house, keeping it simple but keeping it fun; it was literally pure joy. A person once said to me, “What brings you joy in life?” The answer is being with my family. I don’t have to do big over the top things. In fact, when I get invited to go to a red carpet event or some sceney place in Los Angeles or New York, I don’t really want to go. I’d rather be home, keeping it simple because that’s what brings me joy.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Guest Blogger: My 11 year old niece, Mia

Interviewed by my assistant, Renee:

Will you introduce yourself?

Mia: My name is Mia Grall and I'm David's niece.

R: Where are you from?

M: Port Chester, New York

R: Is this your first time in LA?

M: Yeah.

R: What do you think so far?

M: It's really fun.

R: When did you get here?

M: I got here on August 1st at 10 o'clock in the morning.

R: And what have you been doing?

M: We went to Disneyland a couple of days ago and it was REALLY fun! We got to go in Walt Disney's apartment and before that we went to Beverly Hills, walked around and had brunch. Today and a couple of days ago we went to my uncle's show and his set and then today, he took me to a surprise which was trampolines!

R: What's been you favorite thing you've done so far?

M: Probably Disneyland because it was so different than Disney World. I've been to Disney World a lot and it was really fun

R: What was your favorite part about it?

M: Probably going on California Screaming, having a tour guide and going on the Hollywood Tower.

R: What'd you think of the Cirque du Soleil show you went to on Sunday?

M: It was really fun and so different from the other Cirque show I went to a couple of years ago. It was totally different from the city was like Hollywood 40 years ago.

R: You went to the Magic Castle too, right? What'd you think of that?

M: That was really fun because I got to do a magic trick.

R: What was the magic trick you did?

M: We lifted up a huge table with our hands.

R: Do you want to come back to LA?

M: Yeah definitely.

R: Do you think you might want to be a wedding planner like your uncle when you grow up?

M: Probably, yeah.

R: Have you always wanted to do that or did you decide that on this trip?

M: I've always wanted to be that since I started watching his shows.

R: Do you miss your uncle now that he lives in LA?

M: Yeah, I saw him a lot more when he lived in NY.

R: Well you'll have to come visit again soon!

M: Yeah, hopefully!