A week and a half ago, much of the nation, perhaps even the world, watched the Oscars. I didn't. Not because I don't respect talent and persistence in pursuing that talent, because I do. But I find other expressions of that talent and persistence more appealing.
Okay. So, what do I respect?
I respect the mother and father who are always there, doing the hard work of parenting.
I respect the worker who shows up every day, no excuses.
I respect the volunteer who gives of his time and energy to help others.
I respect the friend who listens without judging.
I respect the teacher who imparts knowledge and caring to his/her young charges.
Joy for today: watching real talent in action.