"A gentle reply turns away
wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." (Prov
Words reflect our
thoughts when we are joyful—the words we speak are more relaxed and
optimistic. But sometimes when we are too joyful, we may speak carelessly, leading us into trouble. When we are furious, we may speak resentfully and
angrily, or throw big tantrums, which usually result in aggressive words and trouble.
Therefore, a gentle tongue is most precious, for it can bring warmth to people, end
anger, and resolve disputes with peace.
influence our speech. Sometimes
because of agitation, we lose control of our tongue and attitude, such that even
words of goodness become bitter. So, if the listener can understand the mood which the speaker is in, use gentle
words to reply, and even use some humor to lighten up the situation, this
will then change the speaker's mood and end the anger.
When the other
party gets angry because of our mistakes or misunderstanding, we can use
gentle and soft words to reply, explain the situation in detail, and the other
party will then understand and
feel sorry for what he or she has done. So, in our family, we should teach our children to reply in gentleness, and to
have peace and warmth in the house. As parents, we should constantly be aware of our conversations in
order to set good examples for our children.