November 13th, 2012
Technically, we all know gossip is bad; it doesn’t feel good (ultimately), it doesn’t do anyone any good, and it’s pretty much the opposite of kindness and compassion.
Although I do believe that the urge to gossip is a natural human tendency, and I’m no Mother Teresa and no one is perfect, I also believe that we can strive to be better; that we can focus more on enjoying and loving our own lives, then talking about other people’s (celebrity gossip included).
And if you get stuck, here is a simple tool you can use when you feel the urge to gossip. When you notice yourself wanting to talk about someone else, THINK before you speak.
T- Is it TRUE
H- Is it HELPFUL
I- Is it INSPIRING
N- Is it NECESSARY
K- Is it KIND
If the answer is no to any of these, don’t say what you’re about to say.
Take Charge Challenge:
So here is the challenge for Take Charge Tuesday of this week. Make an effort to “Think” before you speak, everyday for this entire week and see if you notice a difference in your day or in your life. Make sure you leave a comment on the Facebook page or blog to share your discoveries. I’ll be doing it along with you all. And get your friends involved…share this post with them! There’s nothing better than doing something fun (and beneficial for your life) with your girls. Leave a comment below if you’re IN.