I heard someone say something yesterday that totally made me pick this topic today... "Those who gossip with you, will gossip about you. I cannot stand gossip. I think it is imprinting your option or assumption about someone onto someone elses mind. Am I guilty of doing it sometimes? yes. But I am really aware when I do and it is something I am trying to eliminate from my life.
I ran into a little problem in my meetings/class...there is a lot of gossip and it started to PISS ME OFF! After venting about it, and letting it bug me for a few weeks, I decided I would handle it in a new way...I walk away. Normally people are to busy blah, blah, blahing to notice, but it's not my job to take their inventory, only my own.
I am such a work in progress!