The word “respect” comes from the Latin “respicere” meaning “to look back at” or “to look again”.

In other words, a second seeing.

Perhaps in the current time of fear and uncertainty, we can look again at those around us. We can “see” them for more than that which we perceive. 

The first time, we might see the selfishness of people buying multiple rolls of toilet paper. The second time, we might see the kind neighbour buying supplies for the elderly person that lives next door to them. 

 How will you Re-Spect those you encounter the rest of this week?

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