For lack of wood the fire goes out,
and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.
Have you ever noticed that if you quit putting wood on the fire in the fire place that the fire eventually goes out?
Likewise – have you ever noticed that if you put more wood on the fire it just continues to burn?
All of us understand this.
The EXACT same thing is true of gossip.
Take gossip out of the picture – the ‘junk’ ceases.
Add more gossip into the discussion – the ‘junk’ gets worse.
Before you think, “Man, I hope ‘so and so’ read this,” let me ask you: Have you thrown any “Gossip Wood” on the fire?
Heard something recently about somebody or some thing that you just had to share?
Has what started out as “no big deal” turned into a raging “youth-harvest-party-bonfire” type incident?
Want to see it stop burning and destroying things? Take away the whisperer.
It’s either you – or who you allow yourself to be around.
Stop throwing more wood on it and get away from the one who does.
It’s the only way not to get burned.