Roseburg, Ore. – May 11, 2013 – MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT: Respect – As Webster defines it: 1) An act of giving particular attention. 2) High or special regard.
Simply put from my perspective, in order to understand, appreciate, and show respect, it must start from within. Respect of others becomes possible, and much more meaningful, when we truly respect ourselves.
As we live our days that we often unconsciously fill it with anything and everything except time for ourselves; the “act of giving particular attention” or having “high or special regard” is seldom directed to ourselves.
To truly respect ourselves takes a great deal of work. We must first make the time to realize the necessity for it. Then we can take the next step to hold ourselves accountable to our values and beliefs. We must also be willing to listen, discern and accept change.
The most difficult step in this is to then act upon it; to make it happen with no second thought or regret of our decision
I believe this is when we truly earn respect for ourselves and why we are then inspired to show respect for others. Because we took time to realize its importance and then had the power to belief enough to act upon it.
We often give respect to someone who performed an unselfish act, for something we aspire to be, or for something that happened we would never wish upon ourselves or others. Over the last two years I have worked hard at all the above and I continue to do so daily, I respect myself today and I aspire to continue to work at this until my last breath.
This month we show our appreciation to Richard Palmer, as the focus of our Rio Family Matters section. To him I also show my respect and honor. Rich has spent his life in the Telecom industry, after retiring from US West (Qwest, now Century Link) I assume like many he realized his passion and dedication to his career. This inspired him to go back to work as a contractor and shortly thereafter he became an employee at Rio Networks.
During his employment at Rio, his wife was diagnosed with cancer, even more shocking she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. When this happened, naturally Rich gave his notice to Rio and his fellow employees, and devoted his every moment to his wife on her last days with him and her loved ones. Later Rich and his wife found out that the terminal cancer was misdiagnosed. Currently, Rich’s wife lives with cancer and our love goes out to them in hopes that she overcomes this serious illness as they live to enjoy many more years together with their love ones and friends.
My respect goes out to Rich and his family for what they have been through and their strength they have shown us all. Even more so, I respect Rich for the decision he has recently made to permanently retire and spend the rest of his life with his wife, and those most important to him.
Rich, you have left a permanent positive impression on all of us at Rio Networks and we respect and honor your desire to live life fully devoted to your wife and family, you are a wonderful and blessed Man. Read More