“Respect: My Daily Prayer”
Do my attitudes and habits reflect respect?
Or do other’s needs I neglect?
Inside and outside my door am I aware…
I must show that I care!
To other’s needs I must be alert,
If not, I am in danger of acting like a jerk!
Outside my door I must pay attention,
A thoughtless act may cause harmful contention!
I must understand the world is more than me,
I need to practice respect…that’s the key!
As I go about my day,
Respect keeps disregard at bay!
At day’s end did I act with respect…
Or did I act with neglect?
Each day as I arise, I must engage respect for the wellbeing of all I meet!
Author’s comments and observations:
- Respect is a way to show appreciation and gratitude for the existence of others.
- Without others, your world would be a very lonely place. For human kind, “loneliness” is a terrible emotional-social disease that can cause extreme distress leading to one’s demise!
- My observation and experience is that, “loneliness” and its cousin, “isolation”, are terrible burdens to wellbeing, emotional health and spiritual welfare.
- Respect then, is a costless way to attract personal friends and occupational alliances whose friendly responses help sustain your sense of wellbeing, self-confidence and courage to live your life in service to others. Service to others, indeed, is the one thing that fosters self-respect and joy of life and living.
- Respect fosters the experiences of reflected support from others. That is, life reflects how you respond to it. Example; if your throw rocks at others, you can expect them to throw rocks back at you. Treat others with respect and they will most likely respond with respect to you.
- In addition respect helps you achieve a sense of contentment, happiness and joy. Without these, your physical wellbeing and mental welfare are endangered.
- Suggested simple ways to practice respect from day to day: For yourself, start your day…comb your hair, brush your teeth, wash up, keep your body clean, say a prayer, eat a respectful breakfast, greet your day with a smile. On the street while driving pay attention, don’t drive recklessly, commit to “getting those other drivers home safe” while on the road. When you help others get home safe, then you’ll get home safe!
- Simple things, like a smile, a friendly wave, a cheerful good morning all broadcast respect. Respect is also choosing to use your talents to live your life in service to others day by day. If you wish, check out the additional resources listed below. Best of luck always. Blooming Bobville the practical poet.
©2017 by Blooming Bobville the practical poet.
May you always be fresh and blooming ?
Additional resources to help add value to the act of respect:
1. Respect is also an act of appreciation…check out these resources.
4. Type into your browser, “Self-respect” for personal quotes regarding respect for yourself.Disclaimer