The rewards of love are as great
as the efforts contributed to gain it.
If love is built on a strong foundation
of respect and admiration and grows little by little
with tiny deeds of kindness cementing it firmly,-
with consideration for the welfare of both individuals,-
then, love will live forever, faithful and undying.
There is no place in true love for disrespect, criticism,
selfishness or neglect.
Occasionally, it is wise to ask ourselves,
''Am I kind? Am I considerate?
Am I selfish? Am I thinking of my own personal desires or
am I thinking of the true welfare of all concerned?
Do I respect the individuality of my loved ones interests, desires and opinions,
or do I expect them to coincide with my own?"
And so when we are lost in the great maze of life,
And wander through the streets of this world feeling
That the familiar path is gone,
When we see no landmark of duty,
No inspiring light of attractive work,
And know not where we are,
Then, if our trust in God does not fail us,
We learn lessons we should not otherwise gain.
We learn self-direction or humility;
We learn to cast our care on Him who cares for us;
We learn to be grateful for every kindness that others can do us,
And to respect all forms of life,
And call no man common.
When we offer kindness we are showing respect for another. Let these
be ones that give you thoughts on being kind and respecting all other
Money Poet: Edgar A. Guest
I'd hate to think so much of gold
That I would sell myself to gain it,
I'd hate the sound of metal cold
If I must shamefully attain it.
I'd hate to be so much a slave
To minted silver, gold and copper,
That I'd forget in moments grave
To do the decent thing and proper.
I'd like to live a life of ease,
And tread a pathway always sunny.
But I'd not worship on my knees
The golden idol known as Money.
A man of wealth I'd like to be.
But I would rather dig in ditches
Than ever have it said of me,
I'd sold my self-respect for riches.
We hope these respect poems have been an inspiring reminder that in order for us to be respected we must also respect others. And in life, we need to respect
that each day is a gift and we should use it wisely.