Some people know that I Life Coach. Yesterday I was speaking with one of my clients. The most upsetting thing to (them) at the time was gossip. Male or female, no matter how old we are, gossip is really hurtful. It can even destroy lives.
I admit from time to time, assuming things and asking others. However, even those “innocent” questions can turn into suspicion and eventual gossip. So for the most part, I try to keep my mouth shut.
When I was in the hospital with Leukemia, there was a rumor that I also had meningitis. My guess is that someone must have mentioned my many back surgeries, the spine, the spinal cord - and passed through many mouths – I ended up with meningitis as well as leukemia. People that heard that rumor gave me no chance to live.
Just a thought for the day: Don’t assume. Don’t make other people’s business your business. There is so much to talk about besides other people. Mom was right, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.”