Good afternoon! Hope your day was ILL! It was NICE outside today people. Not a cloud in the sky, a nice breeze, and a great sun shining its rays on down. All the spring colors are coming out too! Straight BEAUTIFUL! TRU! Aaaand my apartment has got a packed fridge!? heh heh, YEAH! Aight, on to... da Word!
A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.
- Solomon (Proverbs 25:11)
That's got a nice ring to it eh? "Like apples of gold in settings of silver" -- wooo! Like you're livin' la vida, "YO! I'm SET dawg! I am well taken care of kid, uh huh!" This piece was written by Solomon before he flipped a switch and went straight crazy. N e who, that proverb right there makes good sense. If you can lace together words that fit a situation like a glove... BAM! They will seem like the heavens are opening up and pouring out mad blessings upon the recipient.
I mean, think about it, how many times has someone said sumtim to ya that so aptly, appropriately, suitably, or pertinently fit your situation that you were just STUNNED and taken aback? You might have been like, "whoa... yeah....yeeeaah....YEAAAAH! that's right! that's so it potna. Da light bulb just went on full and I can hear angels singing!" heh, but yeah, how did you feel about it? And what happened as a result?
So how can we increase our aptly spoken word skillz? Here's one thing that'll be able to boost that skill about ten-twenty fold... you ready for it? One word... listen. Yeah that's right! Listening potnas! A whole new world will be opened once we stop for a second, and just listen. You won't believe how much clearer things will get, trust me! hah hah. By listening, we can get a better picture of what's going on. It's almost E...to the Z potnas, I'm tellin you, to then bust out with an apt word so SIC.... its like "apples of gold in settings of silver." You'll be straight floorin' kats left and right! ...once you have context.
And you know what's the best thing about it? The benefits that arise as a result are two-way! Both the receiver and the speaker get sumtim good out of it. Both get uplifted, situations are made clearer, and doors of opportunity start blasting open left and right. So, bruthaz and sistaz, let's work on our ability to dish out apt words in any myriad of situations, from relationships to business, and everything inbetween. word.
ps - i should mention, sometimes an apt word STINGS.... but since it's apt, the receiver will eventually see its true merits, and again, "apples of gold in settings of silver" take there place.