Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
Oh, boy. Do I ever need reminders to keep my speech "gracious!" Sometimes, the Littles in my house get under my skin and pretty soon I can hear a harsh tone creeping into my voice. I hate to hear it! What's worse, sometimes Big Brother echoes it back to me! I've GOT to keep my speech gracious if I want to teach him to keep his gracious!