Respect

Every person deserves our respect.  We are not required to like everyone, agree with his or her position nor approve of his or her behavior. We are required to respect a fellow human being because all of us are confronted by the struggles of life. Each person is a work of art an original. There are no duplicates. When my dear friend Tita died, Charlie, her husband, told me when he was about to remarry, “I knew that there was not another Tita out there; so, I never looked for one.” He found happiness with another unique individual. How different our world would be if we learned to respect one another and appreciate his or her uniqueness. There is so much that we can learn from others and they can learn from us. Respect is the key that will open the door.

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