|"B" for Be Nice. :) Source|
Be nice, people. Seriously, just be nice.
I'm not going into the details, but let's just say I realize how painful senseless gossip can be. We all do it. I'm guilty of it, too. But when the tables were turned, I felt the sting of chit chat that doesn't fall under the THINK category. You know, the
T - is it True?
H - is it Helpful?
I - is it Inspiring?
N - is it Necessary?
K - is it Kind?
Yeah, if you live your life with these five in mind, you'll discover most of the talk talk talking that is done isn't True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary and/or Kind.
It's not like I haven't known this forever. Or written about it here several times... like here and here. So it's not like I am not already aware of how important being nice is... but I still slip and spread gossip like anyone else. So although I am currently hurting and sad, I'm also understanding that I've hurt others in the past, too.
Yesterday was a rough day - a painful day with emotions running high. Last night, when I settled down to do my devotion, this is what I read:
"Don't retaliate when people say unkind things about you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God wants you to do, and he will bless you for it" 1 Peter 3:9
Well, there you go. I felt like I had also acted very inappropriate in being so upset. So today is a new day and I'm going to do better. I'm asking God to help me do better. To offer blessings instead of smackdowns. :)
So that's my neck of the woods - what's happening in yours?
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