It is that simple –
respect people and you will get respect
be charitable and you will get charity
love and you will be loved
be willing to forgive, and you will get forgiveness
The mistake we make is that too often the motive is How do I get respect? How can I be loved? How will others be kind? We then campaign for that emotion from others – some even go as far a to buy respect and kindness.
Make it natural, not forced – Make it a part of your life. Practice kindness. Practice it so often that it is just natural.
We are not perfect and we live in an imperfect world – but it is simple – we learned it before kindergarten – treat people the way you want to be treated.
You Get What You Give