Updated: Mar 3, 2018
Respect Desirable, difficult to teach, easy to loose and appreciated by all. A common value which molds many decisions, is molded by ego and lays foundation for others opinions. We undoubtedly gain a greater sense of satisfaction as we practice self control and make the best decisions for ourselves. If you feel the daily decisions being made are irrelevant then consider how quickly any little squabbles may fade away when the bigger picture of sharing and caring is brought into conversation. The strength to refuse to be drawn into drama may be a challenge at times for us, yet, acknowledging which #relationships are healthy and which are restrictive allows us to regain a sense of self control. It certainly may not be easy and the effects not always immediate but sacrificing instant gratifications and fear of judgment for your desires or lack of is a heroic step towards self respect. Anyone witnessing such a #decision understands, appreciates and respects the other even more.
Affirmation: Others developed respect for me from observing as we master ourselves and maintain #integrity, treating others how we wish to be treated, during trying times. It is a respect that includes rueful admiration that I will not buckle under to him/her or my own anxieties. A concrete sense of #trust IS in the evidence of personal choices.
Self Affirmaiton: #Respect makes me willing to give to each other the benefit of the times when I doubt or misunderstand. I am not earning respect it is naturally given as I make the best choices for everyone around me. I have a tangible sense of those who show me respect for past choices and I am appreciative to be around others whom I feel the same.
While we may lose or refuse this sought after respect for other people, we may still #appreciate their unique contribution to all creative processes and show thanks for an example to learn by.