"Who is there who delights in life and longs for days to enjoy good things? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from lying words".(Psalm 34, v 12-13)
Remember your mother saying " if you can't say anything good, don't say anything at all". Never a truer word spoken! "Keep your tongue from evil" - note how many times in a day you might agree with people who gossip unkindly, and who complain about others. It's probably more than you think! Be aware that the way you live your life, including what you say, is in direct proportion to how much you "delight in life" as the above verse says. James 3 v 8-9 shows us a stark interpretation - it reminds us that we use the same mouth to praise and worship God, that we do to blame, gossip and speak detrimentally about others! Today, don't let your words run away with you - make a concerted effort only to speak words that affirm and strengthen others - and may your joy in life increase!