I can respect people with whom I disagree.

I respect others regardless of race, social status, or even point of view. My standard for how I get along with others is dependent on my personal values. I believe all people should be treated with dignity and respect.

I refuse to allow disagreements on issues or politics to get in the way of my friendships. By pushing aside differences and focusing on common ground, I am able to preserve relationships.

I resist the urge to be arrogant and belittle the opinions of others. I can respect people with whom I disagree with because I am selfless and humble. Humility allows me to show grace toward others knowing that my point of view is not better than that of any other.

We are all travelers through the journey of life, trying to decipher the map to the best of our abilities. The road I choose to take may be different from the road someone else takes, but in the end, we each arrive at the destination we have chosen.

I appreciate the people in my life who think differently than I do because they encourage me to reflect, question, and wonder. Life is more exciting when I share it with people who are diverse. They also help me define my own beliefs.

Today, I agree to peacefully disagree with those who have a different view of the world than I do. I let go of anger and embrace tolerance to live in peace with everyone.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. How can I respect the opinions of those who disagree with me?
2. How do I feel when others disagree with me?
3. Do I treat others with dignity and respect?