R-E-S-P-E-C-T – Zoey valuated-Style!

Hey there, everyone!

I’m back with what seems to be becoming my weekly post. Hope all is going well with you guys! Very important post here, folks, been hard to get going with it. So, I figured I would start with a little personal story of mine. Here goes.. the other day, I was standing in line at Dollarama, Chandler and I minding our own business, waiting to be called to the front. Then, as I was being summoned, some dude decided to cut in front of me and take the spot. Now, I really don’t get angry a lot, guys, I’m actually a very zen person, but for whatever reason, this really bugged me. So, naturally it got me thinking… what was the big deal? Then, it hit me… I felt invisible, like no one had noticed I existed. Unnoticed, looked over, stepped on, what have you. In other words? I felt completely and utterly disrespected. Take it from me, guys, not a good feeling. Thus, this post! Here are my thoughts on respect.

Hope you enjoy and maybe even taker a little something from it πŸ™‚

a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.”

So, there’s the great Google version of this story. Now, here goes my version… In other words,Β  as Aretha Franklin would say,Β  “R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me… “

R-E-S-P-E-C-T – Zoey valuated – Style
R ights – Everyone has the same rights, and the right to those rights… sorry for the pun πŸ™‚ I shall be creating a post about this one at a later date, with more details. Stay tuned!Β 
E quality – Huge, super huge. Differences, similarities, etc. makes no difference. Everybody deserves respect. Period.
S ensitive –Β Being sensitive to other people’s feelings goes a long way. People always appreciate it πŸ™‚
P atience – My goodness, this one is not easy! Patience is definitely not one of my virtues sometimes. If you guys can figure it out, please let me know your secret πŸ™‚
EΒ mpathyTry to put yourself in other people’s shoes. What would you want in their position?Β 
C ommunication – The way you communicate with other people is where respect starts. How you talk to other people… saying please and thank you, your body language, all that good stuff.
T reat others the way you want to be treated – I feel like this one kinda sums it all up. I’ve heard it’s called The Golden Rule. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? πŸ™‚

Okay, truth time. Coming up with that list took me so long, because I kept changing my mind. Respect is a huge topic, so there was a lot of back and forth. I think this post has been saved as a draft for about a month, kept coming up with things to fix. Perfection-itis really came out with this one πŸ™‚ Still not completely 100% satisfied to be honest,Β  but convinced myself to publish anyway πŸ™‚

What do you guys think? What did I forget? What should I add?Β What is your definition of respect?Β 

Spill in the comments below πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading!!

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  1. Dawn

    November 5, 2017 at 1:18pm

    Great post! So what did you do? I prefer to say in my iciest Boston tone “EXCUSE ME, no cutting! Back of the line is that way!” I’ve literally said that TWICE this week

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  2. kat

    November 5, 2017 at 2:20pm

    Should read: I love this acronym you came up with! Fantastic Zoey!!
    (can you please delete the one with typos?)

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  4. Lise Lacroix

    November 6, 2017 at 1:08am

    Great post Zoey!! That is so maddening and rude!! Sometimes I say something and sometimes I don’t….it depends how brave I feel, age of person etc…sometimes it’s not worth the hassle of saying sometimg…although it still gets me fuming!

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      Zoey Schvan

      November 6, 2017 at 1:41am

      You’re so brave for ever speaking up at all! I’m always way too shy to say anything. Thanks so much for your comment, Lise! πŸ’—

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      • Veronica` Segal

        November 6, 2017 at 9:51am

        Hi Zoey,
        Great post!! I’ve the same problem. I tend to stay zen and say anything…
        I even blame myself sometimes because I wasn’y at the correct line.
        In some cases using my rights. going to malls. I always ask the divers to go to the parking go into the mall and to pick me up.
        But in lines, I always sit on my walker. I’m not worried if someone take my place in line.

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        • Veronica Segal

          November 6, 2017 at 10:10am

          Hi. I realized I used the wrong word. The malls here has garage, and not parking lot. So I go into the garage and ask the driver to stay near the elevators, so it’s much easier for me.

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          Zoey Schvan

          November 6, 2017 at 1:18pm

          Yes, I always blame myself too. I think I must have been standing in the wrong place, or that I’m too short so they didn’t see me… It’s sad that we feel like we need to do that πŸ™
          I love hearing from my FD friends, and how they deal with life! Thanks for your comment!! πŸ’—

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  5. Roel

    November 6, 2017 at 8:36pm

    I’m a very impatient person. This helps a lot!

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