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Respect

Respect is such an important characteristic in our daily life. The term is used with children, friends, loved ones, or significant others when describing a value that is needed in any type of relationship.  What does respect mean to you? Are you being respected?

The truth is that, when love or care lacks respect, it may be self-serving. Definition of self-serving-serving one’s own interests, especially without concern for the needs or interests of others.  A disrespectful individual is concerned with how you make them feel, how you can serve them, how you reflect on them.

A loved one will respect you, and value you for you, as a full-fledged, thinking person. Someone who respects you will take joy in your independence and honor your boundaries.

Wondering if you have relationships built on respect? Here are signs of respect:

    1. You are listened to.  A sign of respect is that someone really listens to what you have to say. He or she isn’t just using the time you spend speaking as an opportunity come up with his or her next point; rather, instead they are listening to you carefully and responding accordingly.
    2. One is proud of you as a person. If you are respected, one is proud of you and proud to be with you, independently of how you make him or her look.
    3. They take you seriously.  For examplea friend may ask you for advice. They might not take your advice, but they take what you have to say under serious consideration.
    4. Your friend respects your wishes or boundaries, and stops when you say, “Stop or please don’t do that.” If someone respects you, he or she will honor your wishes when it comes to you saying no or stopping.
    5. Your friend is honest with you. A friend will respect you and will not lie or try to shield you from uncomfortable news, nor will he or she insult your intelligence by lying about their own actions.
    6. He or she doesn’t waste your time or disregard communication. Being constantly late, unresponsive, and unreliable are signs of disrespect. A good friend won’t make you wait around for hours when you have something planned, nor will he or she ignore your communication such as texts and calls.
    7. Your friend or loved one doesn’t control your free time or tell you who you have to be with. They let you make choices. If your friend or loved one doesn’t trust you, it’s an indication that he or she doesn’t respect your ability to make good choices and to keep promises. You will be respected as an independent person and will trust you to handle yourself.
    8. When he or she has a disagreement, you do it with dignity. As friends and loved ones, you argue at one point or another. Disagreements are natural. But you need to be respected,  even when you’re angry with each other.  When you’re arguing, a partner who respects you will try to listen to what you have to say and understand your point of view, even when it’s really, really difficult. That means not being mean, and no physical violence, ever.

Being respected is very important to any relationship. Are you being respected? You deserve to be respected!

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Memories

During the holidays it may be a time to reflect on memories. These past few weeks I have recalled memories of past holiday celebrations and traditions. I am fortunate and blessed because a smile comes to mind.

Here are some picture memory quotes.

(Compliments of quotesnsmiles.com.)

Hint-Maybe you can send a quote with a picture to a loved one and let them know that you are thinking of them.

Take care and cherish your time with family and friends!

1. making them memories picture quote

2. insane memories picture quote

3.longer than the road memories picture quote

4.memories last picture quote

5.memory becomes a treasure memories picture quote

6.moment lasts a sencond memories picture quote

7memories last forever picture quote

8.people change memories picture quote

9.things you never want to lose memories picture quote

 

11.timesless treasures memories picture quote

12.we remember the moments memories picture quote

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Super Bowl Extravaganza

Super Bowl Sunday! Whooooo! Are you a fan that watches the game in entirety or are you one of those fans that watch the commercials, half time show and enjoy all the appetizers? The game is definitely more fun to watch when your favorite team is playing, but if it isn’t, you create your own fun. I think it has become more popular as the years go by and media builds up the day. It’s a great excuse to get together with friends. Did you ever notice that the Hype is right up with Valentine’s Day decorations? Now you can buy treats that are SUPER SIZED!

I know what type of fan I am and it’s not the football kind, but I do celebrate with the best of them. I will look forward in partaking in all of the hoopla and festivities.
May the best team win.

P.S. Enjoy the munchies, be sure and watch the cute children or pet commercials including the Budweiser horses, and dance with Katy Perry.

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Glad We’re Friends

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Compliments of Google.com

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Best Friends Forever

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.

Charles R. Swindoll

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The abbreviation; bff (best friends forever) has a reason for it’s quick popularity. Good friends make life exciting. It’s not just a female thing, friends are meant for everyone. They are there when you are up, when you are down, or when you just want to talk about your day. I am blessed to have great friends. It’s not the number of friends, it’s the type of friends that are important. A friend is someone who you respect and can trust. Friends come to you for different reasons. One of my friends enjoys the same interests, while another friend I’ve known all my life and we share life experiences. You can’t replace family but friends help you enjoy each and every day! Give a hug, call a friend, e mail that special someone that has been there for you during good times and bad.

To MY BFF-
Thanks for being you;-) I can’t wait until our next adventure, so until then, take care and see you soon!

Your friend,
modernteacher27

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