Letter from the Editor: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Allison B. Hudson

Almost every person has heard the famous song Respectby Aretha Franklin at some point in his or her life. The chorus is what most listen to, as it has often been repeated in movies, television shows, and from our older generation, but take the time out to really focus on the word Respect.

Webster’s Dictionary defines the word respect as a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

Respect is something we are all taught from the early ages of childhood in school. As we grow older, respect somehow doesn’t stick for some people.

In the bible it states that we are to do unto others, as we have them do unto you. Although the word respect is not mentioned, from what we are taught, respect is understood without mentioning.

Respect is one of the greatest things you can offer to a person, as well as receive from someone. Put in, only what you want to receive back.

Even when you offer the most utmost respect to a person and it is not reciprocated, remember we, as humans cannot judge others, leave that to the man above.

So I challenge you this week, and every week after, to show respect to everyone and see what good comes from it!

When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet in his private heart no man much respects himself.

Mark Twain

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.

Richard Bach

Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man.

Norman Cousins


Allison B. Hudson