Monday, October 10, 2016

Golden Rule talk and J.O.Y. and bonfire marshmallows and cinnamon rolls and leaf-y yards.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  - Matthew 7:12

"Can you imagine if we all lived by 'The Golden Rule'?"
....Jeff asked me this yesterday while we were driving.

Let me tell you,  I have no problem quoting these 10 words to my children...
{especially when they are arguing!} ...but myself? Yikes! Do I do unto others...?

Oh, it's real easy to point out the things people "do wrong" to us,
but do we ever stop and think how we are treating others?

How often do we examine ourselves? If we're honest, probably not too often.

But really....can you imagine if we all followed this rule?
What if we gave thought to every word that came out of our mouths?
What if we really, truly gave the response we would like to have given to us?

What if we thought through each and every one of our actions and
REALLY treated people with the same respect we would like to be treated with?

Relationships would be easy and kindness would be the norm.

Melt my heart!...the cutest little wood stack-er I ever did see.

Melt my heart again...most handsome man I ever did see.

Jesus first. Others second. Yourself last.
Jeff has been saying this to our kids since they've been little, little.

Do this in your life and you will be an all around happier and more peaceful person.

When you are kind to others, you actually feel better yourself!
Be a person you would like to be around.

Happy Monday.

1 comment:

  1. Third pic down, of your daughter, made me stop...the catch-lights in her eyes are so bright, so pretty! Yes to being kind and the golden rule. So true Happy Monday to you and your wood stacker.