Something my momma taught me:
I Will Only Accept Respect
We all want the best for ourselves. If you find yourself in a position where people are not being respectful of you, your time, your boundaries, your personal space or whatever else, love yourself enough to stay away from them or to stand up for yourself and say something.
Draw a line in the sand and stick to it. If someone continuously crosses the line when you've asked them not to, move on. Know this though: Only you know where the line is in the sand. You must communicate it or else people will keep unknowingly crossing it.
Say this as a mantra if you find yourself continuously in the presence of people that aren't showing you love and respect: "I will only accept respect". Say it over and over again until you believe it. Then go out and show the world what you are made of: LOVE
Love yourself and others always. That's the best way to show respect.
Sending love and light to all who need it!