Listening to every heart
Cerenity, it may not be directly on target, but I love telling the story of my Mom...
she worked with a number of women who would always talk about anyone, any time. They were notorious for always beginning a topic on someone who had just left for a cup of coffee and/or someone who had just left their shift.
Bless my Mom, she didn't fall into it, but she did get terribly tired of it. One day, she brought them all to their knees. She had to excuse herself to go to the restroom...and on her way out, she commented, "I'll be gone for about five minutes, spend your time talking about me, and give the others a rest..."
From that point on, at least in her hearing, the gossiping stopped...
~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~
When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ