I have always loved the See no, Hear no, Speak no - sadly we have to add the Send no... I have these monkeys in my studio, painted over 4 years ago as my own reminder to try to only speak positive.
Hard to do when confronted with 'challenges' that we are faced with daily - in the form of someone who pisses you off- LOL . But I am trying very hard and getting better. More than anything I am truly starting to despise gossip. I had someone start to tell me something about someone we both know -had said about me- I astonished myself when before she could continue I put up my hand and said "before you tell me what she has to gossip about me - stop and ask yourself what she is saying to someone about you." That is the truth - look where it comes from! Chances are that person who always has something nasty to say about someone - will say it about you too when your back is turned. That sort of person knows no other way to get attention. It is sad really - often jealousy is the reason or just anger. Angry with their own miserable lives that they see nothing wrong with constantly talking badly about others. I have to say - my friend looked at me and said "your right!" The topic of conversation quickly changed to wonderful! I felt - TERRIFIC! I did not have to hear the vile spew and by not engaging in gossip I had an instant sense of relief! It does, it gets easier - just keep practicng like everything else.
On that Note! I have a date! I have a date for my surgery and I thought once I had the date I would be terrified but yesterday I felt pangs of JOY!! HOPE! Nov.13th. To think that I will wake up from surgery and this twitch will be gone! The pain gone! The controlling of my life gone! My face back! My smile back! I will be comfortable going out in public again! I am so excited! I found myself dancing with daisy in the kitchen yesterday a few times!
Wow! HOPE is so powerful.
I have to go draw!!! ;-D xox