Today, I am reminded of this verse from the bible. As a woman, I am one of the many who tend to talk too much. There are just so many things in a woman's mind that we want to say, specially when we're angry.
My personal life goal is to be as quiet as I can be when I'm angry, sometimes, I do it by staying in a corner, frowning, not talking to anyone and not doing anything (just thinking), but sometimes, I would nag. :( Nagging is something that I don't want to do. I am a work in progress and as much as possible, I don't want to be called a nagger, because of course, nobody wants to be tagged as a nagger anyway! :)
These words in Proverbs 15:1, gives me more reason to do my best to stay calm when I am mad. A gentle/soft answer turns away wrath but a harsh word can star up anger even more. When we are in conflict with someone, it's better to converse to them nicely instead of arguing and not be able to reconcile after, which will just make the situation even worse.
It's a very difficult thing to do, but if we continue to be mindful of it (and with God's help), we might get used to it. Nothing can be resolved by talking nicely. :)
What do you do when you're mad? Do you attack the person right away? Or do you stay quiet and try to calm down first before confronting the person?
Have a great Sunday everyone! Remember God today. :)