There are a number of definitions of respect according to the Oxford English Dictionary; 3 nouns and 2 verbs. The one to which I am referring is:
a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
I have respect for many people; for friends, family and colleagues alike. I respect some organisations, a large number of charities, a few politicians although not really any political parties, and a great many volunteers.
I try to expect my respect for people I know. I might email them or write to them, or better still tell them. But I have found that people are shocked to be told they are appreciated.
This year the government wants us all to become happier. There have been all sorts of campaigns to help is with this, fabulous. But I know from experience that there is very little as touching and heartwarming as to be told you are appreciated and respected for what you are and do.
So how's this as a thought.
This week try to identify people and actions you respect, and tell them. Shout it, write it, whisper it; just spread the happiness and tell someone you respect them.
If you join in then link up so we can all share the respect and love
To start us off I'm tagging ten others and asking them to do the same.
That's you: @geekmummy @loveoffilm @estwill @babesabouttown @emmaraphael @kitchenkate85 @maris_world @Frankie_Parker @Motivatingmumuk @cafebebe