Respect Is

By Catherine Pulsifer

Respect is a consideration for others
Remember we are all sisters and brothers.

Respect is putting others ahead of ourself
Thinking less of me and myself.

Respect is being polite
In our speaking and what we write.

Respect is showing manners that are good
And loving others in our neighborhood.

Respect is compassion for all
Whether they are rich or poor, big or small.

Respect is kindness that is shown
Doing it happily without a groan.

Respect is demonstrating dignity for those
Even for those that might impose.

Respect is being courteous too
It is how you live and what you do.