Journal 12- Being Kind With Words

Last week, I learned how to not gossip and do Lashon Hara. It is an important lesson to learn. It is important not to gossip because it can hurt other people. It is not nice to say things behind people’s backs. In a Community of Kindness we wouldn’t gossip because thats what we try not to do. Our goal is to be nice to everybody and that isn’t nice.

5 thoughts on “Journal 12- Being Kind With Words

  1. A Jewish woman is accused of gossiping and is taken befor the Rabbi. She insists she has done no wrong. She just stated her opinion and it’s not her fault if others repeated it. But she supposes she will ask for forgiveness. The Rabbi says it isn’t that easy. Asks if she has a pillow.

    Of course she does–she has the finest, softest pillow in village. Rabbi asks her to go get it. He sends her to the top of the hill. She is to throw the feathers on the wind. Woman stands on hill throwing feathers, repeating her excuses, watches where the feathers land. Back to Rabbi. “Now, am I forgiven?” “It is not quite that easy. Now go and gather up the feathers.”

    She sputters but tries and comes back with very few feathers. “What have you learned?” “Well, I suppose my words are like the feathers. Once words are spoken, they are hard to gather up again.”

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