Sometimes I don't realize that I gossiped about someone until
the end of the day, when I take an inventory of the day's
activities, and then, my gossiping papers like a blemish in
my beautiful day. How could I have said something like that?
Gossip shows its ugly head during a coffee break or lunch
with business associates, or I may gossip during the evening,
when I'm, tired from the day's activities, and feel justified
in bolstering my ego at the expense of someone else.
Character defect like gossip sneak
into my life when I am not making a constant effort to work
the Twelve Steps of recovery. I need to remind myself that
my uniqueness is the blessing of my being, and that applies
equally to everyone who crosses my path in life's journey.
Today the only inventory I need to take is my own. I'll leave
judgment of others to the Final Judge--Divine Providence.