If you were to choose a person to honor, and a method by which to honor them, who would you choose and what would you do?
There are times in your life when one person has a significant impact on your growth or development. You may wish, at some point, to honor that person, and the way in which they influenced you.
Which raises a couple of related questions.
The first question is: how do you decide? What metric should you use, when evaluating the influence someone has had on you, if that person merits an honor?
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A second question is: what do you do? In what way can you convey, to yourself and others, that an honor of some sort is being bestowed?
The exact nature of the honor can vary quite drastically, based on a number of different variables. For instance, it may depend on the person being honored, if they are alive or dead, and what the relationship was between you.
Or it might depend on the nature of the influence. You may choose, for instance, to honor the role your parents played in your upbringing by visiting them, or calling them regularly.
It may also depend on the resources available to the person doing the honoring. It can be as simple as a card in the mail, or as elaborate as a dedicated building.
Have you ever honored someone, and if so, how? If not, can you think of a person and a way in which you might do the honoring?
Related questions: Who is the most important person in your life? How could you show your appreciation for others more? Who would serve on your personal board of directors? Who was your best teacher? Do you give to charitable or social causes?