Welcome to Day 1659 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.
This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom
Close Your Mouth – Daily Wisdom
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Hello, my friend; this is Gramps. Thanks for coming along on today’s trek as we increase wisdom and create a living legacy. Proverbs 16:16 says, “How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver!” We are on Day 1659 of our trek, and it’s time to explore another nugget of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote along with some wise words from Gramps for today’s trek. If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life. So let’s jump right in with today’s nugget:
Today’s quote is from Anonymous, and it is, “A closed mouth gathers no foot.”
Close Your Mouth
We all have an issue with talking too much, talking when it isn’t appropriate, and saying things that are not kind to others. Our mouth can get us into all sorts of trouble. It could be with your spouse, with a friend, with a work associate, or in a multitude of other situations. Why do we feel so compelled to spew out words when it would be much better if we just kept our mouth shut most of the time?
When we talk too much and too often, it won’t take too long before we say something that is inappropriate or that others don’t need or want to hear. I know this doesn’t sound pleasant, but I refer to this as verbal diarrhea because when your spew words too quickly, it is repulsive to others. It would do us well if we just listen to what others are saying and determine their real needs and concerns.
Once we listen with intention, then be very careful in providing your wisdom and advice. There is a vacuum in our society for people who are good listeners. It takes practice before listening with intention becomes a practice. When you are speaking, it is impossible to listen at the same time. For humankind, there are a plethora of verses that caution us about opening our mouth and talking when we should keep our mouth closed and listen.
Here are just a few.
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.
Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.
A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.
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As we take this trek together, let us always:
- Live Abundantly (Fully)
- Love Unconditionally
- Listen Intentionally
- Learn Continuously
- Lend to others Generously
- Lead with Integrity
- Leave a Living Legacy Each Day
I am Guthrie Chamberlain reminding you to Keep Moving Forward, Enjoy Your Journey, and Create a Great Day Everyday! See you tomorrow for more daily wisdom!