Don’t you wish you had the assurance that, even if you ended up in a risky situation, you’d know no harm would come to you? Does that kind of peace of mind sound unreal? Or unlikely on this planet? Well, I have news for you: such protection and such peace do exist, even in this plagued and troubled world.
Although peace has been the goal of mankind for thousands of years—and the desire for peace is never so great as it is at Christmas—it seems that our ability to find or establish peace continues to elude us.
Everyday we make so many choices, one after the other after the other. All those choices put together equal our lives. The quality of our lives doesn’t just appear like magic (abracadabra … quality of life … voila!). The magic is in making good choices. But not only that, it’s in realizing that we have the power to shape what our lives become.
There are many sides to gossip, but of this you can be sure—all sides of gossip are bad.
Someone described a wise man as saying, “You are lord of your tongue, but I am also master of my ears.” Be wise! Refuse to listen to gossip.
Conversation is a big part of our psychological environment. Some conversation is healthy. It encourages you. It makes you feel like you’re taking a walk in the warm sunshine of a spring day. Some conversation makes you feel like a winner. But other conversation is more like walking through a poisonous, radioactive cloud. It chokes you. It makes you feel ill. It turns you into a loser.