R.E.S.P.L.E.C.T. – The World Now Knows What It Means To Me

Aretha Franklin said it best when she shouted out what she wanted. A little Respect. But I have a different take on this acronym she punched out.

R – Ready

E – Everyday

S – Because Sometimes

P – People

L – Let you down

C – Come back

T – Tomorrow

Yes, “resplect” might sound like a slur, but it’s what I say to myself when I roll out of bed each morning. I put on a smile, I look in the mirror, and it’s RESPLECT all the way to work. If something bad happens, something random, it doesn’t get me down.

What do you think? Do you have your own mantra? Your own version of RESPLECT?