Thursday, March 26, 2009

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.


Unknown said...

I am a firm believer in what you put out into the universe is returned to you three fold. So those that behave lousily will have lousy things occur to them and it will be their just desserts
However in a practical vein, do you not have evidence of your months of hard work ie emails, documents you know the sort of stuff?
They are just lousy poo bums

Nerd of the Library said...

That damn black dog! There's nothing cute and cuddly about him at all! I hope you feel better soon and if it's any consolation, all of us at pleb level know what a great job you do up there in BSQ.

Nerd of the Library said...

P.S., My stupid new blog isn't really working, so I'm reverting back to the old one for a bit.

Sleepydumpling said...

Thank you ladies. I haven't got any more fight in me I'm afraid. I just have to let go.

Flibbertigibbet said...

I have a postcard stuck to my desk, I can't even remember where it came from but it reads:
"Don't give up!
Your miracle is on its way."

There are days when I just need to be reminded that the future has some good things in store for me. There might be some crappy things too but there will be good.

Nerd of the Library said...

Black Dog sucks ass