This blog is an extension of my soon-to-be-published book, RESETTING RESPECT: The Attitude Adjustment that Just Might Lower Your Stress Level and Save the World! In the book I ask for more than just a heightened attention to respect. I explain and ask for a 180-degree shift in the way we offer respect. As simply put as I know how: because everyone and everything have value, everyone and everything deserve respect. But that’s not the way we do it. We make everyone and everything earn our respect, and in the process we do a lot of damage to people and things we just don’t understand. I believe that, if we were to offer respect to everyone and everything automatically, right out of the gate, we would support and enhance all people and all things, including ourselves, and in the process make for a safer, saner, happier and healthier world for us all. That’s the reset. That’s what I’m asking for.
Seems simple enough. But changing a mind habit does not happen overnight. So sharing stories of respect in action, or the lack thereof, provides a good way to begin the reset. To get the ball rolling, I’m going to post some Respect and What It Looks Like vignettes from encounters in my daily life. I hope you’ll begin to keep an eye out for respectful situations in your life, or those lacking respect, and then post them to this website. I’ll repost or edit and post them with my comments.
I’m looking forward to learning your thoughts and hearing your stories. Just as we all have value, so, too, we all have a lot to learn from each other, our individual experiences, and our perspectives. So let’s take advantage of all that. Let’s get the discussion going!