April 2nd is my birthday and every year I think back to the year before, not long because I can't change it but just to see how I did with that years changes. Not the nations but mine, my personal decision to be a better person. This is my first year writing it down, maybe good, could really be bad. A few years ago, my Mother died, her journey was also mine. I found that at the end material goods are irrelevant, it is either God and me, or just me. I prefer to think it as God and me.
Last year it was tolerance, sometimes I really wanted to deck someone that hurt my feeling but than thought it over, you know that count to ten backwards stress relieving process. But I think just the thought of decking someone might have not been any better. Oh well, but as a human I find the challenge a continuing hill to climb.
So today I took out my moral compass and sat down to do a little soul searching. In a moment of pure silence it came to me. I have pulled out this soap box so often that people knew it was coming and ran. I love this word...RESPECT.
I realize respect covers all things. Think Green, respect for our planet that God gave us, respect family and friends and they will be kinder to you, and respect what I have, not to replace because I am tired of it but because it is truly wore out.
Come back next year to see how I did. You may say this is a high standard to set my goal at, but as I see it, if I try and fail, at least I tried but if I succeed, wow, I will than influence others to try the same.
Happy Birthday to ME.