Ancient wisdom for today (17)

August 17th 2012, Day 17, Proverbs 17

“The perceptive find wisdom in their own front yard; fools look for it everywhere but right here” Proverbs 17: 24 (The Message)

This is one of my favourite days reading through this book – a day that contains a selection of sayings that make me smile;

For example;

  • “A quiet rebuke to a person of good sense does more than a whack on the head of a fool”

or this one – that’s one of my absolute favourites

  • “Even dunces who keep quiet are thought to be wise; as long as they keep their mouths shut they are wise”

But I chose this one today because I often find I learn stuff from the simplest of things – so it’s good for me to try to remember, in the midst of my rushing-around day, to take time out to look, to really notice the things, people and situations around me and see whether anything I’d otherwise have overlooked has something to say to me.