Day 13 —Life Lessons — 40 Days of Writing, Fall 2015

I used to work with a man who had very little patience. A couple years later he and his wife had a special needs child.

I had a friend who was beautiful and had a good heart, but could be very high-maintenance. She and her husband later wound up having twins when she was 44 years old. Her daughter is fine, but her son is autistic.

I worked with a man who made good money, as did his wife. He was very much a tightwad, however, and very greedy and self-centered. He made an inappropriate comment to me about my weight one time. A year later he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, his wife lost her job, then a year later he lost his job. They have been struggling ever since.

My mother used to be disgusted by fat people, and even made inappropriate comments to me about my weight when I was in my teens. Years later she was injured on the job, which required a hospital stay where he couldn’t smoke cigarettes, so she gave them up, and the combination of her injury and non-smoking status caused her to gain weight; about 60 pounds.

I have a friend who had a 3-year-old son, and wanted very much to have a daughter next. She and her husband even tried various lovemaking positions that supposedly upped your chances of having a girl. She not only wanted a girl,, but she wanted a brown-eyed girl like herself (since the boy was blue-eyed like her husband). She wound up pregnant with identical twin boys. She was devastated.

Many years ago I knew a young man who was extremely self-centered, rude, somewhat mean-spirited (especially to me) and liked to have sex with other women. He wanted his wife to sleep with other men as well. She didn’t want to at first, but then she did, and she wound up having an affair with one, and eventually leaving her husband. The man later wound up with a form of muscular dystrophy and has been in a wheelchair for the past 20+ years.

I have seen examples like this over and over again during my life. Not in any way to say that bad things don’t happen to people that have done everything right; I have just seen enough examples of certain people learning hard lessons in life. I, myself, have experienced karma in ways that validate my wanting to put good energy out into the universe, not for fear of something bad happening if I don’t, but of the good that happens when I do.

It’s a very simple formula.

 

 

About kdanek17

A work in progress. Radio personality and voiceover artist. I love cooking, entertaining, and being with friends & family (which includes my dogs).
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