“Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Have you ever had a conversation with someone and they start telling you information about someone that you didn’t ask for or want to know? Recently, I shared with a friend that a mutual friend’s daughter had passed away. She told me that she already knew and immediately began telling me that she was addicted to drugs and had been incarcerated for assaulting a family member. I have known our mutual friend for years and she’d never shared this information with me, probably because it wasn’t my business and still isn’t. Yet, as she continued to ramble on, I couldn’t help but wonder how she could feel so comfortable sharing this young lady’s sorted past. It was our friend’s family’s private business. I remember thinking, that story is NOT YOURS TO TELL. Why do people share information and stories that are NOT THEIRS TO TELL? Do you know or have you known people that do this? Do you share stories that are NOT YOURS TO TELL? I DON’T!!! So for this week’s blog, let’s talk SHIP about sharing stories that are NOT YOURS TO TELL!!