Today is Amy Poehler’s birthday. We are so grateful that she was born and has brought so much joy in to our lives. Whether it was on SNL, in her movies and of course as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler comes fast and furious with he laughs. What makes her character of Leslie on Parks so great is how she can be so funny while also being so optimistic. In a world where making fun of people is often be considered the best of comedy, Amy proves that wrong.
She has also made a huge impact as an advocate for young girls through her group Smart Girls. She really is an incredible role model.
Here are the best pieces of advice Amy Poehler has gifted the world.
“Girls, if a boy says something that isn’t funny, you don’t have to laugh.”
“I cannot stress enough that the answer to life’s questions is often in people’s faces. Try putting your iPhones down once in a while, and look in people’s faces. People’s faces will tell you amazing things. Like if they are angry, or nauseous, or asleep.”
“No one looks stupid when they’re having fun.”
“Sleep can be really magical because sometimes balance is only a day away.”
“Vulnerability is the key to happiness. Vulnerable people are powerful people.”
“When young girls are encouraged to explore what they find interesting, they grow up to be interesting women.”
“When you do something wrong, the best thing you can do is just fix it. Just admit to it, and move on.”
“Crying gets the sadness out, as they used to say on Free to Be, You and Me, which is an old lady reference that you should Google.”
“You know my code: hoes before bros. Uteruses before duderuses… Ovaries before brovaries.” – Okay that one may have been Leslie Knope.
“We have to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles work. Or waffles, friends, work. But work has to come in third.” – That one too…