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.

With years of experience playing bass in a wide range of situations a dear friend once said that if you were to cut me in half you'd find the word 'bass' written all the way through - yes I know that's so cliche - but that doesn't make it any less true! Like so many people I have more than one 'day' job - but most of my work-time these days is spent working for Interconnected Solutions.