There’s good news, there’s bad news and then there’s gossip. The difference between bad news and gossip is that it’s often hearsay. It may be true, but it also may not be true. I laughed a good laugh last summer, after the sting wore off, when I heard that I had become a lesbian. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it was news to me! Then again, you know what they say, the wife’s always the last to know lol! I told my family right away and they took the news of my new lifestyle well, we joked about it and moved on. I like to get to them before the outside chatter gets to them. It’s all a part of growing in life and like my friends say, if they’re not talking about you then you worry. Iron Beauty was taking off and ironically, our mission was, and is, to move others forward! That will never change simply because it’s who we are, not just what we do. We want the best for others.
Why do we hunger for other people’s business? I was out recently when I heard someone say to another, “Did you hear about . . . “. And I have been thinking about that a lot. One sentence, said with a uncanny smile and without a 2nd thought, at the expense of someone they really didn’t even know. Do they think about it again once it’s passed their lips, or do they lay their head on the pillow at night and just fall asleep peacefully, as that information travels the universe growing like a snowball rolling down a hill. One sentence about someone’s state of being is likely attached to a million tears by the time it becomes spreadable news. And that’s how we take care of people? I bet that’s not a part of the thought process when it travels from mouth to ear.
Gossip is like food. Really bad food. Junk food! My thought . . . it makes your soul fat. People crave it, even starve for it. We are addicted to reality shows, why not share news other’s personal business too? Where are the boundries? We chew up the news and spit it back out of our mouths. That’s no different than food that is spoiled. Like the bad pistachio nut that ruins everything. It makes phones ring and texts fly. Our nation is already suffering from obesity of the body, it’s a good thing it actually isn’t food!
I know full well that if you are reading this, then you are an Iron Beauty and are on our movement to all good things only at the expense of our own selves. I am grateful for your team work, your compassion and your like-minded way of thinking. I say we don’t give up, but work harder together to keep moving the mountain even if it feels enormous at times. That’s why we have a team, it can’t be done alone. A wise woman answered gossip once by saying, “I hope what you are saying isn’t true”, and squashed the words in their tracks. I have taken those words in to my life. No one is perfect. Life doesn’t always go as planned, but if we’re lucky enough, we will be surrounded by people who have our back! I’ll gladly have yours! Thank you for having mine!
©And thank you for reading! A little off the path I know, but just felt like saying it!
casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true.
“he became the subject of much local gossip”
synonyms: rumor(s), tittle-tattle, whispers, canards, tidbits; More
engage in gossip.
“they would start gossiping about her as soon as she left”
synonyms: spread rumors, spread gossip, talk, whisper, tell tales, tittle-tattle, tattle; informaldish the dirt
“she gossiped about Dean’s wife”
In good health,
Your Iron Beauty Coach