Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Karma...otherwise known as What Goes Around Comes Around OR You Reap What You Sow

Folks talk about karma a lot. It's not "new age" you know...the concept is as old as time and in my grandmother's words simply means that You Reap What You Sow or as I so often tell my children...What Goes Around Comes Around.

I'm a big believer and a FIRM believer that while big things are important, it's the sum total of the little things that really make a difference. Things like putting a shopping cart in the parking lot area designated for shopping carts rather than leaving it in a parking place or letting the person with just a few items get in front of you in a checkout line if you have a buggy full. Holding a door for someone or smiling at them when you pass...even if they are strangers. How about letting someone turn or merge into traffic on a busy day and NOT giving in to road rage?

I guess we could call those things "small graces" but they are graces nonetheless. Most mornings at work, the custodian fills our coffee pot up with water and puts a nice clean filter in for us. It might take her five minutes and doesn't cost a dime but oh my stars...what a blessing.

The economy is in a fix right now but grace and kindness don't cost a thing, yet can help improve the feelings of the recipient AND the giver immeasurably.

Has anybody shown grace and/or kindness to you lately?

HERE IS THE CHALLENGE...Write a post about it and please let me know so that I can read it. LET'S START A MOVEMENT...OK, so I don't know what to call our movement BUT LET'S DO IT ANYWAY!!!

ARE YOU WITH ME???

23 comments:

  1. Great idea! I live in NYC so sometimes I feel like those little graces can be hard to see on a regular basis...

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  2. Great idea! I don't know if I can give up my road rage! :O) People just don't drive like I think they should!

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  3. Perfect!! A great idea! And I agree with you - it is the little graces that matter!!

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  4. Sister girl I am with you! It IS the little graces that make add a little sunshine to each day!

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  5. I will take up your challenge. And have post for you very soon. Thanks for sharing you story.

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  6. I completely agree! I think we see a lot more of these small graces in the south, but it should really be universal. If we all just did one small thing each day think how much better the world would be! Thanks for bringing this to light :)

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  7. Great idea. Why not just call it the "little graces" movement? Kathy

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  8. I love it! I cannot wait to post about it!

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  9. That is a great idea.It always feels so good to receive those small graces. I would also like to hear if anyone has a neat or unique idea on how they have passed some kindness on to someone else. Someone in our local area started a huge thing a few months ago. She paid for the car behind her at Starbucks and suddenly everyone was paying for others. This went on for a good long while. It was really neat. I think this is a more common way that people show random acts of kindness, so I would love to know if anyone has any different ideas.

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  10. Sorry, I hope that you didn't think that I was trying to butt in and change your post idea. I just thought it would be neat to hear both sides.
    Sorry :(

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  11. I love this idea! It is so nice to focus on the Good going on.

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  12. I'm with you! I can't wait to keep my eyes (and heart) open to find it.

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  13. I am with you all the way and you gave me an idea for what to do for the girls at work. Let me think about how to post this and I will do it. So true on the free things that we can all do. Your SC is showing. :)

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  14. I just did something sweet today! And I'll post about it.

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  15. Great postI tottly belive in Karma!

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  16. Great idea...and you're right...little things do make a big difference!

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  17. What a wonderful idea! I'll work on a post..and a name...

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  18. What a wonderful idea! I'll work on a post..and a name...

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  19. I am with you and will post about it next week!

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