This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

                                                                 John 15:12

To truly respect others we must first learn to respect ourselves. Respect, is very important in the lives of each of us. You will notice that people frequently judge each other, on how respectful we are to ourselves, and the people around us. If we fail to respect ourselves, how can we expect others to respect us? To those that don’t feel that we deserve to be respected by ourselves or anyone else, know that, that is furthest thing from the truth. No matter how bad, or unpredictable our lives are at the moment, we must hold our heads high, because we are still each worthy of greatness, and therefore still deserving of respect. Respecting yourself should be your daily mission. Each of us should strive to think highly of ourselves, dress respectfully, and carry ourselves respectfully. A little respect, can take us a long way in life.

For those of us who struggle with respecting others, keep in mind that we are all human with flaws, and that each of us will make mistakes. Not respecting someone is basically saying that we view them as inferior. In our minds we have labeled them as undeserving of our respect, and we should do that sparingly. Granted, there are people that we will lose respect for, for good reason, but it is our mission to forgive, and to still remain respectful to everyone that we encounter. The respect that we show to others is a direct reflection of who we are inside. Always remember that positive people lead positive lives.  Monumentals, let’s be sure to treat ourselves, along with everyone else well, and with the respect that we each deserve!

“Respect for ourselves guides our morals. Respect for others guides our manners.”                                                                                                                                                                                Lawrence Sterne

Kristopher’s Mommy, Kristina

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