Monday, June 15, 2009
300 Lb. Gorilla
Well, I'm on the tail-end of a trip back in time. It served to remind me that I don't miss the hormones, the drama, the gossip, the everything! It all seems to begin and end with gossip and it leaves everyone in its wake reeling. Don't get me wrong, I am guilty of gossiping and each time I'm left with ache and regret! If not checked, gossip makes one bitter, angry, self-righteous, and lonely. In my opinion, and maybe God's too, gossip may be the worst sin out there! I can look at each Commandment and find gossip's ugliness at the head!
Perhaps the only silver lining in this is that I have made it clear to myself that I won't gossip anymore. I was tested seconds after coming to this decision and I passed the "test". It's particularly difficult not to gossip when the people involved in the gossip are people you like. I think it usually starts off pretty innocently and then it becomes this 300 lb. gorilla that is on his hairy way to consuming us all (how's that for drama?)
So, I am going to make every attempt to not only not gossip but to kindly redirect conversations away from gossip. If you're reading this, please help me in this and gently (gently, dang it!) remind me of my pledge of no gossip! Who's in?