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That person you just called fat, is overdosing on diet pills. That girl you just called ugly? She spends hours putting makeup on hoping people will like her. That boy you just tripped? He is abused enough at home. That man with the ugly scars? He fought for our country. That guy you just made fun of for crying? His mother is dying.

Are you against bullying?

Sticks and stones used to just break bones but now words can kill you. Be aware, don't condone bullying in schools, the work place and in life. 

Save a life - National Suicide Prevention Week was September 4th - 10th, 2011. Let's work together to make this National Suicide Prevention Year.

 "Mentoring Heroes" by Mary K. Doyle 

52 Fabulous Women's Paths to Success and the Mentors Who Empowered Them

Mentors are heroes who mentor future heroes. Read Mentoring Heroes by Mary K. Doyle to learn how 52 women attained high levels of success with the help of mentors and how they, in turn, mentor others. The ROAR Show - Respect Others and Act Responsibly encourages elementary school children that by acting responsibly and making positive choices they can achieve great levels of success, too. I highly recommend this book if you want to give value to your wisdom, experiences, talent, and knowledge by sharing your unique gifts with someone else.

Mentoring Heroes won the Certificate of Excellence, National Publisher's Freedom Award, 2000.

Mentoring Heroes is an inspiration!







 Tip:   Practice Patience    

A problem for many conversers is impatience when interacting. They may interrupt inappropriately, finish the speaker's sentences, or think ahead without staying in the moment to listen. 


Here's a simple method to become more patient: Practice.


Where? While standing in line at the post office or at the DMV. Or waiting for a bus or subway to arrive. Then, instead of fussing around and getting impatiently upset, you can breathe deeply, stay in the moment, and choose to enjoy the pause. (You'll also lower your heart rate and blood pressure when doing this, and that's a health benefit.)


After some practice, you'll know that you can choose patience. You can truly say, "I know I can be patient because I've done it many times."


Loren's lesson: "Perfect patience brings instant results."


Until next time,



My friend, Dr. Loren Ekroth, Ph.D. aka"Dr. Conversation" publishes a newsletter entitled "Better Conversation Newsletter - Raising the Standard of Conversation in Life."  You can subscribe to it by contacting Loren at loren@conversationmatters.com. Tell him Al "the Respect Guy" sent you.

"You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims."

- Harriet Woods

Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And, if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with them. 

“Of all the friends I have, the ones who make me laugh, I love the most.”

- Michael Mode

An old Cherokee told his grandson, "My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies & ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, & truth." 

The boy thought about it, and asked, "Grandfather, which wolf wins?" 

The old man quietly replied, "The one you feed."

"I don't have to time to hate people who hate me, because I'm to busy loving the people who love me."  

- Unknown


‎"Don't wait for people to be friendly. Show them how."

- Unknown

“Respect is love in plain clothes.”

                                                                          -  Frankie Byrne

              (Ireland's first and Radio Éireann's own Agony Aunt, 1922 – 1993)


This is a quote that The ROAR Show School Assembly Program has collected. ROAR is an acronym for Respect Others and Act Responsibly.  Each quote deals with the topics of respect, responsibility, self-esteem, character building, manners, proper behavior, friendship and/or anti-bullying. We've enjoyed collecting these quotes and hope you enjoy reading them as well. We are happy to share them with you here. If you have any submissions on these topics please send them to us. Thank you, Al The Respect Guy

  Macaque and Cat 

[Photo: Anne Young]

Animal Magnetism: This long-tailed monkey carried his feline pal around to protect her.

Unlikely Friendships: 50 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom

By: Jennifer Holland

Friendships begin with similar interests, out of respect and sometimes need. I found this article in the June 26th, 2011 issue of Parade Magazine about most unusual friendships called "Best Friends Forever" by Joanne Kaufman. Ms. Kaufman writes about conservation biologist Jennifer Holland and her book Unlikely Friendships. Ms. Holland writes about extraordinary bonds between animals of different species. To see more photos of unusual best friends in the animal kingdom go to www.Parade.com/aminals. I think you'll like it.


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