Ribbon Cloth, Stormy Sky and The Golden Rule

28 Oct

1    Today I have posted the lovely new ribbon cloth I have just made for one of our Grandchildren. Hopefully it will arrive tomorrow.

Ribbon cloth

Ribbon cloth

2    Thank you to all who hoped we would be okay in the storm. We were lucky here in Cornwall, not getting as severe a battering as promised nor as bad as it has been further up country though the day has been full of squalls.

Stormy skies

Stormy skies

3     A good blogging friend today wrote about kindness. As she says, many in our blogging world do. We are all trying to follow the Golden Rule, treating others with the kindness with which we would want to be treated. When on holiday I found a little book, “The Golden Rule, as expressed by cultures around the world” which I found quite fascinating.

The Golden Rule book
The Golden Rule book
An African proverb

An African proverb

Golden rules from The Odyssey and from Mahabharata

Golden rules from The Odyssey and from Mahabharata


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13 responses to “Ribbon Cloth, Stormy Sky and The Golden Rule

  1. IdealisticRebel

    January 22, 2015 at 4:42 am

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  2. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    October 30, 2013 at 5:47 am

    It’s gorgeous that you knit for your grandchildren. There’s something so ideal about that 🙂

  3. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    October 29, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    impressed me with all of the different cultures expressing this same Golden Rule…
    the shape of the book is unique too…
    A ribbon” cloth??? just to play with as in a little one???

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 29, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      Yes. The little ones seem to love the labels more than their blankets so I made one of these five years ago when J was born. Now they can be bought but this is unique as J chose the fabric and all the ribbons! 🙂

      • Alex Autin

        October 30, 2013 at 12:41 pm

        I was also about to ask you about the ribbon cloth, I’ve never seen one before. Now, I completely understand! Fantastic idea! Also, I love the Story Sky photo.

  4. ladysighs

    October 28, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Happy to hear the storm passed. Thanks for the reference to my Kindness post. Everyday should be Kindness Day. 🙂

  5. john zande

    October 28, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I didn’t know it’d also appeared in the Mahabharata and the Odyssey. Great to know!

    Glad to hear you weren’t hit too hard. The images on the News weren’t terribly pretty.

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 28, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      And in many other texts too. What pleases me most about the little book is that being kind is in all cultures. It’s particularly interesting for people who think that those with a religious belief have the moral high ground -your SOM for instance! 🙂

      • john zande

        October 28, 2013 at 8:14 pm

        Precisely. I have it being used first in the Egyptian Middle Kingdom (c. 2040–1650 BCE) “Now this is the command: Do to the doer to cause that he do thus to you.” It also emerged in the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi (1780 BCE), 6th century BCE Taoism, “Regard your neighbour’s gain as your own gain, and your neighbour’s loss as your own loss,” in 5th century BCE Confucianism, “Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself,” in 4th century BCE Mohism, “For one would do for others as one would do for oneself,” and was articulated by the Greek, Pittacus (640–568 BCE), who said: “Do not do to your neighbour what you would take ill from him.”

  6. makagutu

    October 28, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Sally this is just great! We should all aim at being kind to one another.


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