Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated. (Proverbs 14:17)
I've never been a schemer... but in days gone by, I've had a pretty short fuse. Most of the time, it was when I hadn't slept very much. And for several years, that was pretty much the norm for me - by my choice. It was a bad choice. The problem was, I couldn't see the problem! Even when relationships were strained or broken.
There were so many moments where I could have been an encouragement, a person of grace, remarkable in someone's life.
The past is done and gone - I can't change it. I've done my best to fulfill past promises... though I'm sure I've missed many.
Today is all I have - So I get enough sleep, choose to live in the now - today - try and be remarkable in someone's life and know that tomorrow will be better because of it.
Whose life are you making a difference in today?