___Mimes are clowns who act without saying anything. They can communicate a great deal just by the way they move and the expressions on their faces. They can help us remember that old saying, "silence is golden," meaning there is value in silence. Mimes can help us remember to be considerate, to let others have their turn at talking and to not interrupt (Prov 18:13). Mimes can also remind us to slow down and think about what we are going to say. If we think before we talk, we are more likely to say something smart or helpful, than saying something foolish or unkind.
___Additionally, when we slow down and are quiet for a while, it helps us to pay attention. That leads to better understanding and that leads to more wisdom. Then when we do speak, we can speak more wisely. We might even use such wisdom that our words shine like "apples of gold in settings of silver" (Prov 25:11)!

Prov 17:27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint . . .
Prov 10:19 When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.
Prov 21:23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.

Additional Reference Verses
Prov 18:13 He who answers before listening--that is his folly and his shame.
Prov 25:11 A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.
Prov 17:28

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