1. Don’t bad-mouth your enemies. It is so easy to talk bad about someone that you’re no longer on good terms with, but I see this as weak. So many people want to form alliances and alienate those that they no longer deal with in an attempt to hurt the other person. Just because I don’t talk to someone doesn’t mean that I want no one to talk to them. Nor do I even feel the pressure to let everyone know about that person’s faults. I know that time will reveal all things, especially the character and hearts of others so I have peace in that. It takes a strong person to be able to walk away from a situation without attempting to assassinate an enemy’s character. Be strong, not weak.
2. Don’t gossip. Don’t talk about people behind their back. Don’t discuss other people’s business with someone else. If they want to share their business, let them. Don’t be fooled by thinking that someone is concerned because if they are that concerned about somonene they will reach out directly to them. Gossips talk and then spread what they hear. Don’t contribute to someone else being talked about, because it hurts when you’re the one being talked about behind your back. Lastly, if you have a problem with someone don’t be weak and talk about it to everyone else except that person. Go straight to the source.
3. Time moves, regardless. It’s amazing to me how fast time flies, and if we’re not careful we’ll waste more time than we actually use. I’m a firm believer in setting goals, using to-do lists, and being intentional about how I spend my time. I want to live a life that counts and that’s only possible by using time wisely. We’ve been watching the Olympics and while watching I often think about how hard they’ve worked to get where they are, and that MOTIVATES me! They remind me of the importance of working your gift.