I get a great deal of hate mail. But every so often I get an email that almost brings me to tears.
This is one of those emails, it is so good I want to share it with you.
Cam and Team,
A few weeks back you posted regarding your Daily Proverbs and your reasons for continuing to post them and the help it has provided you.
I’ve been reading the book that you suggested; The Richest Man Who Ever Lived, and have to say it has been uplifting.
I had been struggling to find motivation at work, struggling with home renovations and suffering from Lupus which causes fatigue, joint inflammation and ‘brain fog’.
Reading this has helped me to focus on the things that are important in my life and appreciate the time that I have. Â God didn’t give us an infinite number of breaths right?
I just wanted to pass on my heartfelt thanks for pointing me in this direction. Â I’m addicted to your blog, but that singular post has probably had the greatest impact upon my life.
Keep up the great work and stay strong to fight the good fight.
The post Tony is referring to is this one about why I post the Daily Proverb.
I wrote the post that day for no apparent reason other than I felt compelled to write about it. I don’t know what made me do it, but if it has helped just one person then that makes me incredibly happy.
I will repeat some of that post for new readers.
One person, whose advice I respect, who may or may not host a radio show on NewstalkZB suggest I read a book. It was about 3 years ago. I never really took much notice, then I heard him mention it again on his show about two years ago. I bought the book. I read the book.
It isÂ The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomonâ€™s Secrets to Success, Wealth, and HappinessÂ by Steven K. Scott.
I read this book and started to do the very simple task of reading each chapter of Proverbs each day. The prescription is one chapter a day each day of the monthâ€¦Chapter one on the 1st, chapter 2 on the 2nd and so on. Pretty simple really. Now here is the catchâ€¦you have to do this for 5 years according to the author and as a result you will become wiser, richer, healthier and happier.Â
The blurb from Amazon describes the book like this:
After Steven Scott flunked out of six jobs in his first four years after college, his best friend, Gary Smalley, offered one simple suggestion that would transform his life: study a chapter in Proverbs every day. Two years later, using the amazing strategies he gleaned from Solomon, Scott started a small company with a partner. Within six months their business was making over a million dollars a week. In the years since they have built more than a dozen multimillion-dollar companies. In addition, by applying the wisdom of Proverbs to his personal life, Scott restored his relationship with his estranged wife.
In this life-changing book, Scott reveals Solomonâ€™s hidden treasuresâ€“often-overlooked wisdom for achieving breakthrough success in oneâ€™s work, health, marriage, and relationship with God. Readers will discover how toâ€¦
Â·master lifeâ€™s most important skill
Â·achieve extraordinary success in business, finance, and marriage
Â·resolve and win any conflict
Â·overcome the most destructive force in relationships
Â·prevent the single greatest cause of financial loss
The Richest Man Who Ever LivedÂ powerfully and practically equips readers to apply Solomonâ€™s inspired wisdom to accomplish their business, relational, and spiritual purposes.
So, how does this relate to the Daily Proverb?
Well it is a away for me to keep on reading Proverbs each day, and a way of sharing what I am learning at the same time.
So what? I hear you say.
Well, it might surprise you to learn that the day I started doing this is the day that this blogsite started to really gain momentum, it also coincides with me being a whole lot more accurate in my political commentary, to start slowly improving the discourse on the site and enabled me to help get off antidepressants, turn my life around and start making an impact on society.
These are big thingsâ€¦change canâ€™t happen massively overnight, but rather it needs to happen in increments.
My political opponents reckon I post proverbs because it is click baitâ€¦they tried to emulate it but they failedâ€¦mainly I think because they were mocking of why it is that I post these, and in doing so were mocking the ideals set out inÂ theÂ book and also in Proverbs. The posts arenâ€™t click baitâ€¦in fact they are probably the opposite.
I do the posts for me, and hope to share the positives that have come from my posting them.
In the end, I do it for me and no one else, if you gain wisdom from them then all well and good and if you turn away because of it, well, I am ambivalent to that.
I donâ€™t think I have ever explained this before but there it isâ€¦the reason for Daily Proverbs.
I am glad that Tony has found what I have found from that book, it plus one other book are the secret to my success…and the other book? Not telling just yet.