Don’t try to read between the lines. If you want to know something ask someone who you know for sure has the answer. Have the guts to face the mystery head on and don’t listen to the rumors and innuendo. Walk away from the gossip mongers. You don’t need their negativity in your life.
Those spreading gossip are only looking at what’s in it for them. Be cautious of their stories. They’re either totally wrong and spreading lies that hurt the innocent. Or they’re manipulating the situation to gain position and status for their own favor.
For what purpose? To be the Town Crier? That’s not something to be respected. Spreading half-truths, or publicizing secrets or the confidence of someone is not honorable. It is underhanded and shows how easy you’d betray others for your own gains. That’s more despicable than admirable.
If you want to be looked up to, the most powerful ability you can hold is being trusted. Being the confidant of someone you care about no matter what the news or situation is where the real gift exists. When you’re trusted, others put their faith in you. They come to you for help, advice, or merely to have someone in their life they can trust and share things with.
That role is an important one in everyone’s life. We all need at least one person we can trust. If someone tries to spread gossip in your direction, you’re better off walking away. You don’t have time for these childish high school games. You have other things on your plate that are much more important and require more of your attention. Continue reading