In this pages of this beautifully illustrated book, an age-old lesson is taught. And the teaching occurs just as most important lessons are learned: within the context of an everyday, ordinary interaction.
In The Golden Rule (written by Ilene Cooper and illustrated by Gabi Swiatowska) a grandfather explains to his grandson that the Golden Rule means you "treat people the way you would like to be treated."
The grandfather goes on to explain that the Golden Rule is an underlying moral principle found in almost every world religion and culture.
The simple wording in this book ennumerates both the far-reaching effects of living the Golden Rule, as well as the fact that this all starts with us. "I wonder how things would change if everyone lived by the Golden Rule," says the grandfather. "I think people would be nicer," says the boy. "Kinder."
Our favorite line from The Golden Rule reads: "It's golden because it is valuable, and a way of living your life that's so simple, it shines."