Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2011
by Denise Richardson
A woman repeated a bit of gossip about a neighbor. Within a few days the whole community knew the story. The person it concerned was deeply hurt and offended. Later the woman responsible for spreading the rumor learned that it was completely untrue. She was very sorry and went to a wise old sage to find out what she could do to repair the damage.
“Go to the marketplace,” he said, “and purchase a chicken, and have it killed. Then on your way home, pluck its feathers and drop them one by one along the road.”
Although surprised by this advice, the woman did what she was told.
The next day the wise man said, “Now go and collect all those feathers you dropped yesterday and bring them back to me.”
The woman followed the same road, but to her dismay, the wind had blown the feathers all away. After searching for hours, she returned with only three in her hand.
“You see,” said the old sage, “it’s easy to drop them, but it’s impossible to get them back. So it is with gossip. It doesn’t take much to spread a rumor, but once you do, you can never completely undo the wrong.”
Thats right Eva, my mom always told us that!
an overbearing “friend” who is “right” about everything down to forcing/coercing one into politics and religion.
ok the religion thing was my choice.... a bit burning still, I believe....
So true about the gossip. I confided something very personal to a close friend many years ago. It took exactly two days for that bit of gossip to circulate around town and get back to me. Needless to say I am no longer friends with that woman. I’m still friendly, but would never trust her again.
disrespect.... I think covers all things that end friendships. I learned this lesson the hard way I’m sad to say. In my earlier years I took some for granted and with out details disrespected them, me and a true friendship on which I lost. As I deserved to. It was a hard but valued and needed lesson back then.Cris
I went thru something like Cris. Several years ago I had a wonderful friendship, but lost this friend due to my own fault and I deserved it. It hurt so much and although I learned from my mistake, the friendship was over.
I feel gossip and being a liar.I thrive on the true and want my friends to be honest a well.And ladies let,s not forget jeaoulus that for sure can spoil a friendship.Sometimes people that we think are in our corner are sometimes not.So I try to surround myself with postive people I don,t have time for haterism.For those who don,t understand the term JillScott sings a song called hate on me haters I am not afraid.Thats when folks act like they looking out for or even happy for you and they are not.These are the things that can end a friendship.At least for me they will.peace to all
Different quotes, blog posting and words on girlfriend relationships.