Lands sake, Oneta, what are you up to now? Well, I am smitten today by a new idea rumbling round in my head. It is just what the question asks. I’ll change it a bit—Into what have you spoken negativity?
What have I spoken against so often, and unfortunately, many times with others, turning it into a gossip session.
The Country? Well I have said, “It is going to hell in a handbasket.” Maybe not those words but I’ve said we are on a downhill slope. What if there is a giant turnaround, entertainment becomes “family-friendly” and the traditional stable families become fashionable again. Will I rejoice or will I spew sour grapes, and refuse to acknowledge that it does seem people are showing a mite more common sense?
The Government? So good ole Joe and Janet Yellen prove statistically that inflation can become a good thing. People have wages that let them make their rent payments for two thousand dollars a month. They even have furniture in their 35,000 square feet houses, and T-Bone steaks on the grill. Will I rejoice or will I spew sour grapes, and say, “Just wait till tax times comes. Then they will be in a fix!”
The Family? The family’s number one couch potato gets a job making a six-figure salary. Why that can’t happen? The whole family knows he is a loser! We have all watched him waste his time and talents.
How about that Son-in-Law? I knew when she married him, he wouldn’t stay once the blossom faded! And it wasn’t just me who thought that, everybody I have mentioned it to feels the same way.
Seriously, Friends, I am being bothered about how gossip can get so rampant about an issue or person, that the gossiper has to become invested in working toward making his dire predictions come true! Otherwise he, himself, will be wrong and “his whole world” will know it. How humiliating!
Proverbs 26:20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.