Definitions from dictionary.com:
- Respect: [ri-spekt], v. to hold in esteem or honor: I cannot respect a cheat.
- Consideration: [kuhn-sid-uh-rey-shuhn], n. thoughtful or sympathetic regard or respect; thoughtfulness for others: They showed no consideration for his feelings.
- Expectation: [ek-spek-tey-shuhn], n. the act or the state of expecting: to wait in expectation. The act or state of looking forward or anticipating. The degree of probability that something will occur: There is little expectation that he will come.
- Communication: [kuh-myoo-ni-key-shuhn], n. the act or process of communicating; the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs.
A good friend of mine once told me about a bumper sticker that pretty much changed her life – it said, “You deserve what you accept.”
I’m done accepting.
**A note of clarification – all examples in italics above came from dictionary.com – they are their examples. I am not saying anything about anyone in particular with those examples. I could delete this post entirely, to avoid speculation, but I still believe in the premise – You deserve what you accept, and if you accept something you don’t like without putting up a fight, then you deserve it and you can’t complain. That applies to all aspects of life – work, family, and love. There’s a reason my friend found it life changing. She and I wouldn’t be as close as we are if she hadn’t read that bumper sticker and “woke up.”