Here is some timeless and timely wisdom from Proverbs 15:
Vs.4. Kind words heal and help; cutting words wound and maim.
Words have the power of life and death. Who can you help today through some encouraging or healing words?
Vs.8. God can't stand pious poses, but he delights in genuine prayers.
Prayer is simply honest, open conversation with God. Keep it real.
Vs.9. A life frittered away disgusts God; he loves those who run straight for the finish line.
We have one life to live. This is not a dress rehearsal. Discover your purpose and go for it. You can't be or do everything but you can be and do what God calls to you.
Vs.17. Better a bread crust shared in love than a slab of prime rib served in hate.
Relationships are much more valuable than wealth or riches. What is your focus right now?
Vs.18. Hot tempers start fights; a calm, cool spirit keeps the peace.
A soft answer can turn away anger. Be a thermostat that influences the atmosphere rather than a thermometer that merely reacts to the environment. Choose to cool things down when they get a but heated and warm things up when they get a bit cool.
Vs.19. The path of lazy people is overgrown with briers; the diligent walk down a smooth road.
There's a time to rest and a time to work. How's that rhythm and balance of activity and rest going in your own life?
Vs.22. Refuse good advice and watch your plans fail; take good counsel and watch them succeed.
Vs.31. Listen to good advice if you want to live well, an honored guest among wise men and women.
Who are your advisors? Do you have wise and experienced people around you who you can bounce your ideas and plans off of? Do you have people who are honest with you? Are you open to feedback?