Monday, April 21, 2014

#AtoZChallenge - Respect and Proverbs 31

Respectful - full of, characterized by, or showing deference or politeness.

12.  She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

When you respect someone, how do you treat them?  When someone respects you, how are you treated?  Hopefully, the answers are similar and positive in nature.  One's 'station' in life does not matter.  Albert Einstein said, "I speak to everyone in the same way, whether is a garbage man or the president of the university."

Think of it this way, could the White House have nearly as many state dinners if the President and his family had to do all the cooking and cleaning up?

23.  Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

"The gates" are where the men of the day went to hobnob.  The equivalent in our part of rural Kentucky would be the gas station/convenience store.  Most of the local men (and some of the women) stop in for coffee or a sausage biscuit (etc), to check in on the pulse of the community.  How you act while there and what you accomplish outside of the setting sets at least part of your reputation.  

When you respect someone close to you, you help them reach their goals, encourage them, and want to be counted on their list of 'assets'.  I've heard spouses called, "my better half".  Someone who is called that shows a lot of respect for their spouse, and their spouse knows it.


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  1. Somebody said it so rightly, respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners! So true, isnt it!

  2. That Mr. Einstein was a pretty smart guy. Respect is shown in many different way and is gauged by how we feel about ourselves after the moment has passed.

  3. I did mine on Respect as well! YAY!

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    My A to Z
    Caring for My Veteran

  4. Perfect "R"... a little respect goes a long way.