What we say matters! Don Miguel Ruiz in his book “The 4 agreements” references 4 simple steps to live by. The first agreement is to be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

Sounds easy? Not so much. We are hard on ourselves. We focus on those areas where we could have been better. Be kind to yourself – no one’s perfect and who wants perfection anyway – it’s not half as interesting.
It’s easy to fall into work place gossip and/or family gossip. It’s something to fill the time and redirects attention. It takes courage with a dose of a sense of humor to shift from negative to positive – laughing at ourselves and with others is a great ways to shift negative thinking – it is a reminder that we are all learning as we go through our life journey.