We know that our Elders love us, but how do we know if they have mutual respect for us too?
One of the simplest reasons we as the younger generation respect our elders is simply because we love them.
Some of us have been nurtured when we are sick, cooked for, cared for, talked to, taught and loved by our Elders more than life itself.
We love them and we follow them and their words without question.
They show us their love by acts of kindness and care, in their tone of their voice and their willingness to share their knowledge and wisdom with us and we reciprocate by showing respect.
Respect is part of love, love does not exist without respect and respect is one of many signs of love.
Allowing our elders to know that we care for them and respect their actions and words cements our relationship with them and trust organically multiplies.
Life is more meaningful when we have ‘mutual respect’ between our elders and the younger generations by truly modelling the behaviours that generate Lateral Love™ and spirit of care for all humankind through ‘mutually’ caring, sharing, nurturing, loving and respecting one and other.
Nicola Butler © 2014