Welcome to Pondering with a Purpose -This is my weekly hop where I post a prompt and you get to write to it on your blog - come back here and add it to my linky and then we all get to go read what you wrote!
The rules are really easy:
1. Grab the Pondering with a Purpose Badge (in my sidebar)
2. Look at the week's prompt
3. Post something on your blog that relates to the prompt - it can be a story, a poem, a picture -- anything you want it to be.
4. Come back here and add the URL from your post to the linky list below.
5. Go check out the other bloggers who have added their links to the list.
6. AND most of all.... Have fun!
This Week's prompt is: Respect
When you hear the word respect, what do you think of?
Treat people the way you want to be treated regardless of your views on the person. Be pleasant around them regardless if you like them or not. Give that person the respect you would like given back to you.
This is the answer my middle son Randy gave me when we were discussing this post. Randy just had his first son and I believe he is going to be a wonderful father.... Irregardless of that, I explained this hop and asked him for a subject... he came up with Respect... and then I asked him the above question.
As for me? Respect is so much more than just the way you treat others, but also the way you treat yourself and the world you live in. Treating other people, no matter what their station in life, should be at the very minimal the way you wish to be treated yourself.
Respecting yourself is so much more than not over indulging... it is recognizing when you need help and asking for it. It is not putting yourself down --- ever --- and it is realizing that no one and nothing can be right around you unless you are right yourself.
As for respecting the world you live in.... We share this planet and we better figure out how to keep it clean --- in all aspects....
How about you? What do you think of with the word respect?
I would love to read your post and have you link up, or read your comments... or better yet... both!!