Respect. It’s a word with different meanings to each of us. Merriam Webster defines it as “to act in a way which shows that you are aware of (someone’s rights, wishes, etc.) and to treat or deal with (something that is good or valuable) in a proper way.” Everyday I strive to respect everything and everyone that I encounter.

Life has changed a lot within the past week. Debates have happened and discussions have occurred, but there is one thing that needs to become more common and that is respect. We don’t have to agree with each other, but we do need to respect each other.

There are numerous ways you can respect a person. Don’t criticize their opinions, don’t make negative comments, and don’t be rude. Respect can also be shown through simple actions, such as helping a person or doing something good for your community. Think about how you would want to be treated, then treat others the same way.

Respect also means to be considerate of those who came before you and those who will come after you. Remember those who gave their lives, made sacrifices, and just wanted what was best.

Respect-it’s a lot you can give a person with a lot you can get in turn. Just remember, we don’t have to agree on everything, we just need to respect each other in everything.





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