A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.—Proverbs 15:1
Sometimes I notice that I have a harsh tendency. Unfortunately, it's exposed in the company of the people I love the most. While I readily extend grace to the masses, those closest to me see me stirred up in anger once in a while. And I don't like this about me. I have discovered it takes effort to be patient with those we know the best, but a soft reply is powerful as it turns away wrath as the writer says. But note this—it also turns others you love toward you.
DO THIS: Speak softly today to everyone.
PRAY THIS: God, may the words I speak today be kind, compassionate, and loving. May I be a peacemaker and not a wrathful person.