Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Don't Mess With Karma

So, I have always been a big proponent of what goes around comes around and karma etc., but until today, it has never been this noticeable...you know, little things, people let me in their lane after I let like five in mine, someone steals my yellow magnetic car ribbon, but they leave me five dollars on my windshield to pay for it...I think I am in the positive karma column, I really try to be a good person, today I realized that it is true...

I was at Panda Express this afternoon getting some lunch. I got my food, went to the cashier, opened my purse and about died...my wallet was nowhere to be found...then I remembered, I had used it to make payments on the phone earlier today and left it sitting right on the table. I started freaking out, apologizing, everything that I could do and I was just about to turn around and leave when a complete stranger pulled twenty dollars out of her wallet and paid for my lunch. Seriously. I tried to stop her, telling her that it was completely unnecessary, that I'd just go home, get my wallet and come back, no harm, no foul. She absolutely insisted, saying that she recieved a big tip from a customer at her job that morning, so this was her way of paying THAT person back. So, a huge thank you to the strange woman who bought me lunch today (not that she'll ever see this, but you know...)

This puts a big positive mark in the "Karma" column...I will never doubt the power of good deeds and random acts of kindness again. So, let this be a lesson to everyone...you never know when you'll need the good karma, so take it from me (and Jason Lee's new show My Name Is Earl) and be nice to people...random acts of kindness, nonrandom acts of kindness, whatever it takes.

-- Kelly ( :

2 comments:

HMP said...

Kelly, I loved this story. I am such the type to focus on the negative, that this was so important for me to read...especially when I am buried under Accounting and Econ homework. Wouldn't it be awesome if someone had a blog totally focusing on good karma...sort of as a way to thank all of those weird and random strangers. I am not paying for cable, so have not been able to see Jason Lee's show, but I hope to get some episodes later. Have a great weekend.

Kelly said...

I would love to see a blog dedicated to good karma...I think we could all benefit from that. And just for you, maybe another blog dedicated to throwing all Accounting and Econ homework into a fire pit. ( :