Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Nice Karma Story

My apologies for not reading or commenting. I will be out of town most of this week and then most of next week as well. I will try to keep up on my reading but commenting will be little to none.

A few commenters to my last post mentioned getting paid back for doing something nice via the universe. I wonder if I already had my good stuff and now I am paying back with nice deeds. Or maybe the woman who hit my car is really great and this is her payback? It's a chicken and egg thing.

It got me think about something that happened years ago. I love this story so I thought I'd share. I also think it's a nice post to leave up since I most likely wont be posting for a few days

I was standing in line at the supermarket. I was behind a lady who had exactly two items in her basket: Advil, Maxi-pads. She was in sweat pants, no make-up, and looked tried. When the cashier rang up her items she was short. Like really short. Not .50 cents short ..more like 3 dollars short. I see her looking at her items, then her money (for some reason she didn't have a wallet...just cash). I could tell she was trying to decide which one to put back. To me, both items seemed pretty important so I handed her a few bucks and told her it was on me. I couldn't stand by and make a women choose between relief and sanitation.

After paying for her items she told me:

"Thank you again. I just gave a kidney to my sister. I guess it's true what they say about karma."

11 comments:

Bluebird said...

Wow. Just wow. Thank you for the reminder.

Chelle said...

AWWW. I love that story.

Elana Kahn said...

That's a really beautiful story. It brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing!

Jojobee said...

Wow, what a great story! Thanks for sharing. Good deeds don't need to be recognized (although it's nice to blog about them and tell people your story), but the main thing is that God recognizes them :) Have some safe travels this next week or so!

musicmakermomma said...

Beautiful. I don't know if there is actually "score-keeping" going on in some cosmic way, but I do believe having "good stuff" out there makes the world a better place overall. Thanks for adding to the good stuff!

April said...

That is SUCH a great story!!

Sky said...

I'm lovin' you even more!

It really warms my heart to see people do good deeds for one another.

Andrea said...

What an amazing story! That was awesome of both of you!

Brenda said...

Wonderful story!

Pepper said...

What a great feeling that must've given you! I'm sure you made her day as well.

eden said...

Oh wow, that is an AWESOME story.

And by the way - you rock. I can NEVER know enough fellow stepmothers. We get bad press in all those fairy tales, I swear! Congrats on your pregnancy - woot! Is that your belly in your profile pic? It's frickin' beautiful!

xox