Respect – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card

RESPECT - A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card - A Tweet Card by Author Kate Woods
RESPECT – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card – A Tweet Card by Author Kate Woods

“Once upon a time, many, many years ago, there was this amazing concept that was a part of the everyday magic  of everyday people – RESPECT.  As a general rule people treated other people with Respect.  Respect is just one word – just seven letters – but respect has more power than a tornado a hurricane, or any cataclysmic event.  What does that word mean? R-E-S-P-E-C-T is more than the title of  a song by Aretha Franklin! Those of us who like to refer to ourselves as Writers are also often observers – people watchers – and extremely aware of how people treat other people. According to Dictionary.com Respect is esteem for, or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability. Sadly, it is a concept often confused with fear.  Respect is earned by being a good person and by doing good things. Respect is reciprocal – you give it to receive it.  It should not be taken lightly. It is not something that one is entitled to by virtue of your name, where you live, how much money you have, or how much power you have to manipulate others. It is not even earned by position or title. It is earned by Actions and Words that should be used to enhance the greater good of the world that we all live in! It is a powerful emotional force that can change your world, and the world of others around you. In order to receive respect you must show respect and the concept of respect should not be confused with the concept of power. To quote another memorable song – WE ARE THE WORLD – the choices made by each and every person in it create the colors and the quality of the mural we all live in!”

Until next time, have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be!

Best Regards,

Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

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Chocolate Chip Cookies – A Love Hate Relationship

Chocolate Chip Cookies - A Love Hate Relationship - Kate Woods, Author
Chocolate Chip Cookies – A Love Hate Relationship – Kate Woods, Author

 

So you’ve had a bad day and you don’t know what you can possibly do to make that bad day disappear from your mind. You think and you think, and then suddenly you know – you decide to have a chocolate chip cookie; but just one chocolate chip cookie because you don’t want to overeat, or to eat too much fat or too much sugar. Of course, even this decision to allow yourself to indulge in one of your favorite foods isn’t just as easy as going to the bakery counter in the store, as there are now so many kinds of chocolate chip cookies to choose from that it can be a very complicated decision. Just like trying to find the right person to be your partner, choosing the perfect chocolate chip cookie to suit your mood presents many considerations.

It shouldn’t be so difficult. Considerations include the type of chocolate chips, dark chocolate, semi-sweet, or white chocolate, etc. Then there is the decision regarding the choice of the texture of the cookie.  It can be soft or chewy, or it can even be a dunker. There’s also the shape of the cookie to consider. Do you want a traditional round cookie, a square brownie shaped cookie, or a narrow bar cookie?

Once you’ve decided, will you stick to your decision when you get to the front of the line or will you change your mind at the last minute? After all this is a big decision as it is the one and only sweet treat you are going to allow yourself for the day. After your purchase, will you sit right down at a table in the bakery with coffee or tea or maybe even milk, and immediately devour your cookie, or will you dash to your car to gobble it up out of the sight of prying eyes of those who might think you were over-indulgent eating that cookie immediately. Or will you carry that little bag with your sweet treasure carefully so as not to break it, and wait till you get home to enjoy it? Once you sit down to savor your chocolate chip cookie, will it be everything you anticipated? Will you enjoy it? Will it be enough to satisfy you, or will you be left wanting more?

With so many choices, and the brief fleeting moment that it takes to eat,and to enjoy that cookie, you can only hope that it will be as satisfying as you think it will be, and worth the calories you use up of your daily allowance. Just like relationships, sometimes you make just the right choice, sometimes you settle for a so-so choice, and sometimes you wish you would have just skipped the whole thing. Did you love it or hate it? I guess with both chocolate chip cookies and relationships, sometimes you just have to take a chance that you’ll make the right choice and hope you get to enjoy every last crumb or every last moment of it.

Until next time, have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be!

Best Regards,

Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

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Find me on Facebook @Facebook.com/katewoodsonline
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Follow me on Twitter @katewoodsonline
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Of course, information presented on this site should never be relied on in lieu of professional consultation for problem resolution.