I respect fraterrisus for his methodicalness. I respect him for the effort he is making to find himself. I respect him for managing to deal with his mother without becoming completely psychotic.
I respect shoebox_bird for her appetite for knowledge and her enthusiasm. I respect her ability to work with people, and look at workplace politics as just another part of the job rather than a festering slime mold of evil. I respect her photographic skills.
I respect alegria_a for her determination, focus, and organizational abilities. I respect both the compromises she made and the things she refused to compromise on when planning her wedding. I respect her for the care she's taken in training and raising her cats. I respect her ability to write thank-you notes.
I respect ezzie00 for his steadiness. I respect the importance his family has for him. I respect him for the friendship, support, and advice he's given to both Jarrett and me over the years.
I respect ef2p for his responsibility. I respect him for pulling off an ECE degree in two years. I respect his ability to deal with logistical crap, and to take control in a crisis.
I respect cortneyofeden for somehow managing to not be like her mother. I respect her unfailing cheerfulness, and her caring for her friends. I respect her stubborness.
I respect kaote for her artistic and magical abilities. I respect her putting up with a shit job for six months, and then quitting that job for one she loves, even though it doesn't pay as well. I respect her neverending enthusiasm.
I respect tikva for her intelligence and desire to help others. I respect her volunteer work. I respect her self-reliance and confidence.
I respect meerkat299 for his steadiness and his care for other people. I respect him for the concerted effort he is making to recover from his depression. I respect the lengths he goes to to make me happy. I respect his patience.
I respect wyndam for his ability to come up with an idea, plan its execution, and do it, all in one fell swoop. I respect him for the generosity he shows to others. I respect him for his bluntness and honesty.
I respect myself for being adaptable, for always finding new sources for enthusiasm and optimism. I respect myself for being self-aware enough to (usually) realize when I'm being hypocritical or inconsistent. I respect myself for having the stubborness to keep going on something even when everyone else thinks I'm nuts.