Don’t get comfortable with disrespect…

A few days ago I blogged about respect, and how showing it to another is perhaps the highest form of love.

But when we give our respect to someone who does not reciprocate it, what then? If we keep offering it to someone who has none to offer back, it’s a bit like the process of inflation. Our respect loses its value- and we end up getting no return on our investment.

Our respect for others should always be offered freely, but if it is not returned in kind- don’t be afraid to hit the retract button. This does not require being mean or unkind- we can give our attention to someone without giving them our respect. The shift is subtle – and the only one who really needs to know the difference is you.

Do not get comfortable with disrespect.