A Doctor was addressing a large audience…
‘The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed most of us sitting here, years ago. Red meat is awful. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. High fat diets can be disastrous, and none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water.
However, there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all and we all have eaten, or will eat it. Can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief and suffering for years after eating it?’
You are Strong…
When you take your grief and teach it to smile.
You are Brave…
When you over come your fears and help others to do the same.
You are Happy…
When you see a flower and are thankful for the blessing.
You are Loving….
When your own pain does not blind you to the pain of others.
You are Wise….
When you know the limits of your wisdom.
You are True….
When you admit there are times you fool yourself.
You are Alive….
When tomorrow’s hope means more to you then yesterday’s mistakes.
You are Growing…
When you know what you are but not what you will become.
You are Free…
When you are in control of yourself and do not wish to control others.
You are Honorable…
When you find your honour is to find honer others.
You are Generous…
When you can take as sweetly as you can give.
You are Humble….
When you do not know how humble you are.
You are Thoughtful.. .
When you see me as just as i am and treat me just as you are.
You are Merciful..
When you forgive in others the faults you condemn in yourself.
You are Beautiful…
When you do not need a mirror to tell you.
You are Rich…
When you never need more then whet you have.
You are YOU…
When you are at peace with who you are not.
My Name is Gossip — Kara Williams
The more I am quoted, the more I am believed.
I flourish at every level of society, young or old.
My victims are helpless against me,
for I have no face or real name.
To track me down is impossible,
and the harder you try, the more elusive i become.
I am nobody’s friend.
Like me or not,
you know me better than you know them.
I tarnish reputations with ease,
and a life is never quite the same once I’m through.
I topple governments,
wreck marriages, and ruin careers.
I cause sleepless nights, heartache,
and even indigestion.
I spawn suspicion, and generate grief.
I make innocent people cry in their pillows.
My very name hisses.
I am called Gossip.
Office Gossip, Studio Secrecy,
Hallway Rumors, and the “news” of a party.
I make your headlines..and headaches!
Before you repeat a story, ask yourself:
Is it TRUE?
Is it FAIR?
Is it NECESSARY?
If not, SHUT UP!!