(Respecting the past will bring us a brighter future...)
Today is day 18 of Arlee Bird's A-Z Challenge! Since I write for younger children and we're doing the ABC's, I thought I'd do The ABC's of A Good Friend (and throw in a few random pictures, because I have a bit of a camera habit).
~R~To get respect you have to give respect. It's not a given that everyone deserves respect. Sometimes adults will say to teens that they are being disrespectful and that they should show them respect because they are an adult. NOT TRUE! You deserve respect based on your words and your actions. Age does not automatically mean you deserve respect. Being an honorable human, no matter what age you are entitles you to respect. (You can boo me if you want....but I believe this to be true.) I want friends that deserve respect...honorable people, trustworthy people...people I totally trust. Those are the people who deserve all of my respect.
Good friends are reliable and responsible. If they say they are going to critique your ms in a certain amount of time...they will. If they know it's going to take them longer than expected they'll let you know that too. If they say they'll check on your cat while you are out of town...you know they'll not only feed her and water her...they will hunt her down, drag her out from under your bed and give her a good petting.
I want my friends to be respected, reliable and responsible... What about you?