The book of Proverbs is wonderfully down to earth.
Like one who takes away someone's clothes on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on a wound, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart. (Proverbs 25:20)
There's also warning that it is not a good idea to speak loudly first thing in the morning and another that it's not good to trick someone and then say you were only joking. As a morning person I find the first of those a challenge.
Proverbs has a lot to say about angry people. Rescue an angry person and you'll probably have to do it again. It's better to be long tempered than to be a warrior. There are several warnings about breaking confidences.
I guess peacemaking is about lots of small decisions.
I guess wisdom is about lots of small decisions.
It's about how I speak to the people I live with, how I am with my neighbours, what I do at work, how I treat those who are 'different' to me.
It's about giving good feedback and receiving bad feedback well.
It's about speaking directly but gently.
See if you can make some wise choices today. They may make more difference than you could imagine.
27/7/2019 04:41:40 am
I always believe that we should be kind all the time. I understand that there are situations in life wherein we are at the edge of losing our temper, but we should always remember who we really are. Every time there is something that triggers the anger in us, we should always allow ourselves to see the goodness in us so that we will not be tempted to get angry or scold other people. Just like what the famous saying, "always be kinder than necessary".
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