Square Peg ● Round Hole







We all do it. As much as we would like to say otherwise, we are all guilty of indulging in gossip. It’s like a buffet, once we go through the line once, we can’t resist going back for seconds.

The interesting thing, is that I am more aware of that urge. While I might not start the initial conversation, if I choose to participate, then I am just as guilty as the next. What I have learned is that there are those constant “gossipers”. Those are the people that thrive off of spreading the stories. As they share, the story gets distorted and poor Suzy not only left her husband, but is now a lesbian. I kid you not. Then there are the “seasonal gossipers”. These are the people, that enjoy the storytelling, but they don’t find momentum as they share.

I had an experience of being on the other end of the gossip that came back to me. The information was inaccurate to say the least and was shared by someone I thought I could trust. The reality is, I instantly wanted to set the record straight, but I didn’t. You see, I know the truth. It doesn’t matter what other people say about me, I know and am living in my truth. So, when I feel the urge to indulge, all I have to do is remember how it felt on the end that was being gossiped about, and I find that quenches the need to participate.