An intelligent man remains silent … a trustworthy man keeps things hidden.   Prov 11:12, 13

Reflection.  One way to endear yourself to others is to be willing to listen when they need to talk.  You will perform a valuable service by virtually doing nothing except remaining quiet, and showing concern.  This will take enormous willpower in many cases, but you will be appreciated more than you know.

Prayer.  Help me to understand, Lord, that my silence is often the greatest gift I can give.