Sunday, September 17

“We should all consider each other as human beings and we should respect each other.”
— Malala Yousafzai, youth activist

Today’s Excerpt:

The word respect has two parts: re, which means again, and spect, which means look. In this way, respect means “to look again at someone” — to see who they really are instead of the routine ways we’ve come to view them.

Respect means that we see the inherent worth of others. We try to show care for the things and places they value.

One way to do this is to see that every human being on the planet was once a baby with inherent worth.

If you can, look at baby pictures of yourself or others in your family. Notice the feelings of love and care that we naturally feel toward babies.

Is there someone you have a hard time respecting? Try imagining that they were once a baby too, innocent and in need of love and care. You just might see that person in a new way.