Do not lie to me. Do not make excuses. Be upfront with me if you want my respect.
Pretty simple don’t you think?
Unfortunately, these individuals are not as common as they once were. There was a time in America when a person’s word was as good as gold. This is no longer the case.
More and more Americans no longer live by an honor code. Self-interest, self-promotion and self-preservation override standards of morality. Unethical, even criminal behavior is acceptable. Whatever is needed to preserve one’s image or earn a living.
Because of this. Whenever I encounter someone who is honorable. My hope for the human race is renewed.
If you are one of these individuals, THANK YOU! This world is a better place because of you!
Today, why don’t you honor these individuals who are in your life? You could…
Give of your time, talent or treasure.
- In their honor donate to a cause they support.
- Take part with them in their hobbies.
- Mow their grass.
- Clean their house.
- Run errands for them or with them.
- Provide childcare so they can have some “alone time”.
- Pay their electric bill.
- Cook their favorite meal.
- Treat them with courtesy, politeness and kindness.
- Encourage a free exchange of opinions and ideas. No judgment permitted.
- Listen attentively to what they say. Never speak over or interrupt them while they are talking. Maintain eye contact.
- Never insult them, name call or ridicule their ideas.
Provide moral support.
- Help them solve a problem.
- Pray for and with them.
- Text or call them for no other reason than to let them know someone is thinking of them.
- Love them and remain loyal no matter what.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of ways to honor others, only a beginning. A beginning that will reap rewards for both you and others as honoring becomes a way of life. An antidote for the “dog eat dog” mentality that is so pervasive today.
Today, get out there and be a VOICE in the deafening sound of sameness!