Updated: Feb 4, 2020
The first thing that comes to mind when I see this word is Aretha Franklin. Why? She turned the song that Otis Redding wrote in 1965 into a powerful statement for women in 1967, just as he did for men. We could all use a little respect whether you're a man or a woman.
R E S P E C T - what does it mean to you? It's a powerful word that may have a different meaning to each of us depending on your life experiences.
One thing for sure is that you have to work on building relationships to succeed in life. Your reputation can make or break you, especially if you are a public figure. I always encourage my children, nieces and nephews to always protect their reputation. It takes time to build but can be destroyed in minutes.