Sunday, May 01, 2011

‡ Hereby Welcomes May ‡

A woman repeated a bit of gossip about a neighbor.

Within a few days the whole community knew the story.
The person it concerned was deeply hurt and offended.

Later the woman responsible for spreading the rumor learned that it was completely untrue.
She was very sorry and went to a wise old sage to find out what she could do to repair the damage.

"Go to the marketplace," he said, "and purchase a chicken, and have it killed.
Then on your way home, pluck its feathers and drop them one by one along the road."
Although surprised by this advice, the woman did what she was told.

The next day the wise man said,
"Now go and collect all those feathers you dropped yesterday and bring them back to me."

The woman followed the same road, but to her dismay, the wind had blown the feathers all away.
After searching for hours, she returned with only three in her hand.

"You see," said the old sage, "it's easy to drop them,
but it's impossible to get them back.
So it is with gossip.
It doesn't take much to spread a rumor,
but once you do, you can never completely undo the wrong."


Dikutip dari Afterhours Inspirational Stories,
hari ini adalah awal mula dari bulan Mei.
4 bulan dari 12 bulan di tahun 2011 sudah kita lalui.

Apa saja yang sudah kita lakukan selama 4 bulan lalu?
Apakah kita sudah melakukan hal yang ingin kita lakukan?
Apakah kita sudah melakukan kebaikan?
Atau apakah kita justru sudah melakukan hal yang tidak perlu kita lakukan?

Gosip adalah salah satu hal yang tidak perlu dilakukan;
terutama apabila gosip itu menyakiti hati orang lain dan kita tidak tahu kebenarannya sama sekali.

Secara kebetulan, gw dijulukin 'ratu gosip' sih oleh beberapa teman gw,
dan gw akui beberapa hal yang gw lakukan itu salah sih.
Misal, saat mendengar sebuah kabar, gw segera membicarakannya dengan banyak orang atas asumsi gw sendiri.
Apalagi kalau cerita itu beredar dengan bumbu tambahan masing-masing orang.

Saat ini sih kalau gw dengar cerita aneh,
gw coba cari tau sendiri dulu.
Malah kalau perlu pura-pura ga tau kalau ditanya orang dan nunggu kepastian.

Belajar dari pengalaman,
berasumsi terlalu banyak hanya karena kita ingin mendengar apa yang kita inginkan biasanya ga berakhir baik sih. *no offense*

Have a blessed May, people. :)

+Lyrics of the day+
May it be the shadows call
Will fly away
May it be you journey on
To light the day
When the night is overcome
You may rise to find the sun
(May It Be by Enya)

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