I met someone the other day, I knew of them, mostly by the reputation that proceeds them..
That reputation my friends, is one of a gossiper.
I personally don't say anything about another person that I haven't said, or wouldn't say to their own face.. I know how it feels.
I have had many run-ins when it comes to others, what they have said about me, or assumed. I even know a person (or two) who has actually admitted, to my face, that they had said something about me , or heard something about me , repeated it, and were apologizing for it.
I have also confronted others, tried to set things straight, when appropriate, of course.
There are still some out there whose entertainment of choice is to spew hurtful and untrue things.
Sounds sooo fun (read the sarcasm).
That is what my thoughts are usually consumed by; what things have been said or might possibly be said about me when I have recently been with someone holding this reputation.
I know that someday, everyone will have an understanding of all things, truth will be known. Some days it's hard to remember that, it hurts, and you want others to know the truth, not to believe the lies.
It will eat at me.
It will anger me.
It will make me sad.
Then, I pray.
Might sound cheesy to some, but when it consumes my life, affects my attitude and what I put-off to my own family, when I want to be happy and playful with my kids instead of having my thoughts tied up in what might be.. it is the healing agent in my life.
I pray to have it removed from my mind.
I pray to forgive.
It works every time.
Peace is awesome!
So when my tummy pudges out a little bit too much because of all the Double Stuff Oreos I've been gorging on (skim milk doesn't even begin to balance that out) or the Little Debbie snacks I am now addicted to.. and people choose to speculate, or talk about it, I am well armed :)
Speaking of the Double Stuffs, I have gotta find a new hiding place for them.
Ashley found the current hideout.
One morning while preparing scrambled eggs for breakfast, she watched as I got out the plates to dish them up on.. that is where they have been safe, in the plate cupboard.
"What are the Oreos doing in the plate fridge?" she asked.
Mentally noted, she spotted them.
The only thing these kids inhale faster than Double Stuff Oreos is the marshmallows, and only the marshmallows, from the Lucky Charms..
Seriously, they take all the good stuff..