How Are You Doing With The Golden Rule?

My daughter Maddie and I have started another blog.  It’s called

MaddieMo and Mom.  Maddie is eleven, and has some thoughts of her own to share.  I weigh in at the end. I wanted to share a post from that blog on GraceFullhome:

The Golden Rule

golden rule

 

Maddie

“Treat others the way you want to be treated.”

The golden rule means a lot to me.  Mostly because Jesus followed the Golden Rule every day. For example Jesus gave love and grace and forgiveness to everyone he met. I am a Godly girl, and that means that I try to follow Jesus’s ways just as much as he  did.  That also means that I follow the Golden Rule with my friends my family and anybody else.  The way I follow the Golden Rule with my family is whenever I say something rude I say I’m sorry and I won’t do it again and hopefully they know I would them to say sorry to me sometimes.

 

Mom

This rule is so great, but not that easy to carry out.  Try this, put someone in your life in the “other’s” blank:

Treat _______________ the way I want to be treated

Treat my husband the way I want to be treated.

Treat my children the way I want to be treated.

Treat my neighbor the way I want to be treated.

 

Do I want to be treated with kindness and respect?  Do I want to be treated with forgivness and grace?  How about patience, and be given the benefit of the doubt? Yes.  Well then, I better hand those out like a clown hands out balloon animals to a crowd of children–freely and with a smile.

 

Blessings,
Amy
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