The Words of Wisdom Wednesday series is composed of anecdotal segments to inspire and supplement a Scout’s personal development, building core values and moral character.
“An animal has been made by God just as you have been. He is therefore a fellow creature. He has not the power of speaking our language, but can feel pleasure or pain just as we can, and he can feel grateful to anyone who is kind to him.” – Sir Robert Baden-Powell
Sounds familiar? Sure it does. The Golden Rule states: “One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.” You can also find it in the Bible: “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” [Matthew 7:12] Think of how you felt when someone treated you badly. Now think of how you felt when you were treated with kindliness.
When you are kind to others, they feel good about you. When others are sad, sometimes it only takes some kindhearted deeds to cheer them up. And after all, if you can put a smile on someone’s face, you feel happy yourself too!