As we go through life we meet a lot of people. People...who are different from what you would consider the norm. People...who are different from the way you act. And even though you don't always understand the way others think and behave, we must always remember to give others respect. Why is this so important?
Having respect for others, begins when we behave in ways that are honest, kind, courteous, and fair. It allows us to feel better about our selves. We develop a better sense of self-esteem and self-respect. And, of course, when we behave in a respectful manner, others are more likely to behave respectfully towards us.
Today, think of some ways in which you aren't always respectful to others. Then look for ways you can improve in these areas. You'll feel better about yourself, and earn a little more respect from those around you.