Week 10 – And how do I speak

Week 10 – Avoid Gossip

This week is the last few days that I am reading Scroll II of the Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino and I found the following connection with two awesome pieces that one of my fellow Crusaders on the Hero’s Journey Master Mind, Martin Tobias, shared with me.

The paragraph from Og reads as follows:

I will greet this day with love in my heart.  And how will I speak? I will laud mine enemies and they will become friends; I will encourage my friends and they will become brothers. Always will I dig for reasons to applaud; never will I scratch for excuses to gossip. When I am tempted to criticize I will bite my tongue; when I am moved to praise I will shout from the roofs.” 

One of the questions I have been asking myself was How do I laud mine enemies so that they become friends and how do I encourage my friends so that they will become my brothers?

I found the answer in the following.

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Further I also ask myself the question how do I never scratch for excuses to gossip?

I found the answer in the following.

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I discovered when I am tempted to criticize I can bite my tongue and avoid gossip and when I am moved to praise I can shout from the roofs by express belief in peoples potential.

I am so grateful that Martin took the time to share the timeless truths with me. Thank you Martin.

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