Wisdom Blowing My Way

I was stuck for a topic to blog about tonight.  Mostly because the black dog (depression) has got me kind of low, and to add to that I’ve had a few shitty things happen over the past few days, which hasn’t been a nice return to work.

While I was sitting here looking at a blank screen, trying to think of something positive to write about (because I don’t really believe in depressive blogging), feeling a bit yuck and uninspired, and asking God why I keep getting kicked while I am down, my Twitter went off (through TweetDeck) and there was a tweet from one of my favourite quote sources, @iheartquotes:
“An evil man is snared by his own sin, but a righteous one can sing and be glad.” Proverbs 29:6
Oh what a beautiful quote to come to me at such a moment.  Now I don’t interpret this as “Those dirty sinners are going to hell and I’m all perfect so I can be glad.” which is what comes to mind in the most basic of interpretations.  To me this proverb means that the people who chose to behave abominably will receive exactly what they deserve, while so long as I behave with integrity and respect, I’ll be ok.  It relates to another favourite quote I have, which is:
“So long as you act with integrity, no-one can stop you from reaching your goals.”
I don’t even know the source for that one, I just saw it somewhere and loved it so much I made up a sign for my desk.
It’s just perfect that I was to hear that proverb tonight, after discovering that someone has taken credit for months and months of hard work that I have done.  I know that if I try to bring it up with anyone, I’ll just get told that I’m imagining things, or that I’m being overly emotional, or being dramatic.  It’s just not worth fighting any more.  So instead, this lovely proverb has popped up in the quotes to remind me that so long as I am the one behaving with integrity, I can hold my head up and have faith that those who behave otherwise will dig their own big holes for themselves to fall in.
I’m very thankful that I got this little piece of wisdom fall in my lap just now.
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March 26, 2009. black dog, depression, inspiration, proverb, quotes, struggles, Twitter.

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