Do you believe in Fate? Or What goes around comes around? Or any of the other phrases and cliches that address the vagaries in life?
I surely do. I recently spent twelve tortuous days that were an illustration by God: somewhere, sometime, I did a very bad something. And He remembered.
On the other hand, if I look that those days from a different perspective: the fact that they weren’t worse–and didn’t involve a couple of circumstances that surely should have happened–given Mother Nature and the law of averages–I was clearly rewarded for being a saint.
I started out believing Karma had it in for me … and ended being grateful for my wonderful good luck. As the famous Donald McHenry is quoted in Taking the Mystery Out of Business: 9 Fundamentals for Professional Success:
“Why is it that successful people seem to have a lot of good luck? Successful people make their own luck by putting themselves in so many good situations good luck seems to follow them. Ergo: the harder you work, the luckier you are.”
These days, I work real hard at maintaining a positive attitude. And I’m lucky–it’s working for me.
How’s Karma treating you lately?