I think of respect I think of the values my parents instilled in me as a
Our elders were addressed as Mr. or Mrs. and often in our
responses we used Sir or Madam as a sign of respect.
We were taught to respect our parents and people of authority
like our teachers and members of law enforcement.
is something we showed and it cost us nothing.
It did raise us up in the opinion of the people that we
associated with in our lives.
We showed respect to our peers and likewise we expected it in
is someone however that is extremely important to respect and often
forgotten and that is our self.
We tend to work too much, too hard and not give our body a chance
We indulge in foods that are not good for us and our body
Some abuse alcohol and drugs and eventually it will take its toll
on these bodies.
are hard on ourselves in how we judge our actions and rethink often
everything we have said and done being a harsher critic that anyone else
would dare to be.
is as important today to show respect, as it was when I was a child and
for that matter today as an adult.
If you want respect you need to show it to others.
Most importantly of all do not forget to show that respect to
yourself anything less devalues you as a human being.
Cheryl C. Helynck