Living the golden rule is one of my favorite values. I strive to practice this rule each day. Treating others as we would like to be treated is actually not as simple as it may sound. Listening to others is a key component to living this rule. We must personalize each relationship. Smile at people throughout your day. You may be their only bright spot. Be truly interested in your conversations and try to fathom what others are experiencing in a genuine caring way. It’s the little things we do for others that mean the most. We have to love others and treat them with kindness and respect. It’s contagious!