what we speak impacts ppl's lives, consciously or unconsciously.. many times we juz speak, without thinking.. many times we think only after we speak.. many times i think, it's not worth me thinking so much.. wat's the point?? unconsciously, i think, many have been hurt.. unintentionally.. sometimes, what we speak juz don't turn out right, it's not exactly what we mean. an innocent thought might juz turn into an offensive remark..
gossiping.. i think everyone ought to have a fair chance, for us to get to know them. gossiping does the exact opposite. we hear things about ppl, often, even before we get to know them, we already have a presumption of what the person is like. which is not healthy. i met someone this week, although i've heard not very kind things about the person, but after actually talking, it turned out, a very very extremely helpful person indeed!! the exact opposite!
how? conscious effort is needed.. and then after some time, it becomes our habit and later, it becomes part of our nature. David said, "I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth as long as the wicked are in my presence." i think, sometimes, if we don't have something good to say, it's better not to say anything at all.. my mum will say, "speak with grace, for out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks."
"The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just." i want to be a righteous man, able to encourage ppl and not be a stumbling block.
"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer." because "To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness"
well, now's back to anatomy... skull... dissection starting on the 9th!! having lunch at friend's place tomorrow, hari raya haji!=D