MONDAY: The Golden Rule is defined as doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. That means you treat others exactly like you would want to be treated. If you like to be treated kindly, fairly, and with respect, you should treat others that way. Everyone should be able to see exactly how you want to be treated by looking at your actions. TUESDAY: We have learned that the Golden Rule means to treat others the way you want to be treated. Normally it is seen as a rule born from a Christian viewpoint. However, it is important to note that all three of the biggest religions have a version of the Golden Rule. The Christian bible, in the words of Jesus, told us to love our neighbors as ourself. In the Jewish Torah, Moses wrote that we are to love our neighbors as ourselves. And in the Muslim Quran, Muhammad said that we should do good to the neighbor who is kin and the neighbor who is a stranger. All three of these historically prominent people stated that a version of the Golden Rule to their followers. WEDNESDAY: Remember, the Golden Rule means to treat others the way you wish to be treated. You can show the Golden Rule with these types of behaviors: kindness, respect, fairness, patience, forgiveness, trust, honesty, thoughtfulness, consideration, courtesy, co-operation, and understanding. If you see a new student, say hello and include them in your activities. If you see someone that is sad, check to see if they are ok. If someone falls, run over and help them up. But most of all, just imagine how you would want to be treated in their situation and then treat them that way. THURSDAY: Remember, the Golden Rule is to treat others the way you want to be treated. So what happens when someone treats us poorly? What happens if we run into someone that is mean to us and others? Do we need to be mean to them? Should we try to take revenge on them? Of course not! We should treat even those people in the way that we want to be treated. So treat mean people with kindness. Because it will help others to see that you are a good person regardless of what others are doing. FRIDAY: What is the Golden Rule? (let someone answer) That’s right, it means to treat someone the way you want to be treated. How do you know if you are applying the Golden Rule? Here are some easy questions to ask yourself to see if you are doing it right! 1. Is this respectful or kind to others? 2. How would I feel if someone did this to me or to someone I care about? 3. Am I violating any laws, rules, or personal agreements? 4. What would happen if everyone did what I am about to do? 5. When writing, texting, or posting on social media, how would this reflect on me if what I’m about to write was posted on the front page of the newspaper with my name attached? Remember, always behave in a way that you will be proud of the person you see when you look in the mirror!