Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Day 13 - Show kindness toward others.

December 1 thru December 25 I am posting about movies which reflect each day's focus for #LightTheWorld.

Day 13

"All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them. " (Matthew 7:12)

This is the Golden Rule and the higher road to take. Treat others as we want to be treated, with respect. Turn away from anger and revenge and respond with kindness.

Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) teaches his children to respect others and treat them kindly. He tells Scout (Mary Badham), "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it." (To Kill a Mockingbird, 1962)

Javert seeks to destroy Jean Valjean, and yet when Jean Valjean has an opportunity to kill Javert, he chooses a higher road and lets him go. He treats Javert as he wants to be treated, with mercy and kindness. (Les Misérables, 2012)

The 2015 version of Cinderella emphasizes "have courage and be kind." It takes courage for Cinderella to treat her stepmother and stepsisters with kindness, but she does it out of respect for her parents wishes and because that's the way she would like to be treated.

Today I have selected something that would brighten my day and I am going to do that for someone else.

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