Hello fabulous readers!  I hope you are all doing dandy!

We are a bit chilly in our cute little house.  Our heater is having some problems…and these problems won’t be fixed for a few days.  Oh, and this fix is gonna cost us $500.00…CHA-CHING!  So, I have on warm jammies, slippers and socks, a sweater…and a cozy blanket wrapped over my shoulders.  Burrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Okay…gotta keep typing or my finger tips will freeze!

Today, I thought that it might be interesting to chat about "gossip."  I saw this in the Gary Craig’s newsletter and wanted to pass it on to you:

Keep this philosophy in mind the next time you either hear or are about to
repeat a rumor.

In ancient Greece, Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day the
great philosopher came upon an acquaintance who ran up to him excitedly and
said, "Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?"

"Wait a moment," Socrates replied. "Before you tell me I’d like you to
pass a little test. It’s called the Test of Three."


"That’s right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my
student, let’s take a moment to test what you’re going to say.

The first test is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are
about to tell me is true?"

"No," the man said, "actually I just heard about it."

"All right," said Socrates. "So you don’t really know if it’s true or not.

Now let’s try the second test, the test of Goodness. Is what you are about
to tell me about my student something good?"

"No, on the contrary…"

"So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him even
though you’re not certain it’s true?"

The man shrugged, a little embarrassed.

Socrates continued. "You may still pass though, because there is a Third
test — the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my
student going to be useful to me?"

"No, not really."

"Well," concluded Socrates, "if what you want to tell me is neither True nor
Good nor even Useful, why tell it to me at all?"

The man was defeated and left, ashamed.

This is the reason Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high

Author Unknown

So, are you a gossip? 

Do you hang out with people who gossip?

Do you read gossip magazines?

We are surrounded by gossip.  I was watching the news the other day, got up and turned it off in disgust thinking…"this ain’t news, this is gossip!" Its everywhere! 

If thoughts and words hold energy…then gossip is some pretty toxic stuff.  Where do those words go after they have been spoken?  Do they stay in the air?  Do they dissipate? What happens to the people sitting around listening to the gossip? How does the exposure to gossip effect your energy system?  If the energy of gossip was able to be seen as color…what colors would gossip be? What shape would it be?

I have never heard of any gossip that was shared to express the fabulousness of someone. If you are someone who gossips, or you hang out with gossips…why not shift the focus?  Instead of talking smack about others, why not start talking about the good stuff folks are doing, or share about how brilliant someone else was, or how cute someone looked the other day? 

Well, I guess I can get off my soap box now. 

Have a gossip free day!

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