Respect: Don’t Lecture Me Please
Respect for others is an important attribute to have.
Everyone is different and you need to walk in their shoes,
So don’t be quick to judge or have unfair expectations.
People are influenced by many different things.
Each of us handles and reacts to situations differently.
Circumstances beyond our control can arise,
Time is not always conducive to what we want to achieve.
Developing understanding and tolerance isn’t hard
Once you realise that not everyone thinks the same.
No two people deal with a situation identically.
Try to see the other person’s point of view.
Let everyone deal with their life the way they see fit.
Each of us has different and unique priorities.
Challenges arise from time to time diverting us from our goals.
Telling others what they should or shouldn’t be doing
Ultimately leads to resentment and disharmony.
Remember, other people, ARE NOT YOU!
Encourage them and rejoice in their differences.
Maybe others don’t agree with everything you do,
Especially if you preach without knowing the facts.
Pay me the respect I value and deserve,
Let me live my life the way I choose.
Expectations are often set too high.
Always remember that life has its ups and downs,
Sometimes you don’t know what hurdles others are facing.
Exercise patience and understanding and life will go on.
by John Hansen 2017
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