“Pleasant” (5278) is probably not strong enough. In the definition it has the added flavors of beauty, delightfulness and kindness. There may be times when we need to be critical and discerning. We always need to be honest. Our goal is to be pleasant when we interact with people.
Take the words of Peter about witnessing for our faith. Look at the last two qualities.
(1 Peter 3:15 NAS77) but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;I don’t know about you but after looking at the news for the day I can be in a pretty dark mood. I sometimes, no, be honest, usually, let that effect the way I comment on what’s for dinner. This isn’t sugar-coating, this is being pleasant.
So? I need to cut down on the sarcasm and satire. I need to increase the puns and irony. Apply it as you will, we are to be salty honeycomb.