reverence

Honor and Respect

How would you describe respect? Three different types of respect come to mind for me.

Probably the most common one could be termed surface respect—it's shallow as the term implies. It's shown when the boss comes around or when trying to impress someone of importance.

Some respect is born out of sheer fear, dread, or fearfulness. It's an anxious fear that tends to cause people to flee or freeze up.

You're Like What You Trust

It's remarkable how much likeness there is between some dog lovers and their pets. The same is true for couples who've been together a long time, they begin to look and act like one another.

Many people have said they don't want to become like their parents only to realize later in life it's happened. It's kind of scary how we can take on the resemblance of another person or even a pet.

And then we have the expression, "You are what you eat!" Thankfully, we don't resemble what we eat so much as what we eat impacts our health and wellbeing.