In preparing for this blog entry, I researched the definition/origin of the word karma and I am including the link below.
So why am I writing about Karma today? For a few reasons. It has been coming up as a recurring theme in my life lately. Things happen and I think about why, and last week in an airport terminal, I saw one of those "vending machines" that sells high-end things like wallets, electronics, trinkets, perfume, etc. With all of my shopping outlets, I did not feel that I needed to make a purchase from this machine but ONE item struck me. I thought about it for a couple of days and of course, I went online and bought it. The word stuck with me and I feel like its a word that I am using (in my thoughts) almost daily.
This is the item:
This is where you can purchase one:
Dogeared Karma Necklace
I will not go into detail about all of the instances recently that have brought the word "karma" to mind, but I will share the one story that prompted me to write this blog. Ironically, this story is probably the least meaningful which makes it even funnier.
I try to volunteer for things in my community. I work with a couple of organizations that are charitable in nature, that allow me to give back to the community that I feel has made me the person that I am. One group that I belong to allows me to bring my daughter to help, which is amazing for so many reasons. Parents are their child's first "teacher" and I want my kids to learn this behavior. Anyway, I am leaving one of my "volunteer" jobs this morning and I saw a woman that I have not seen in a few years. We chatted for a few minutes and she commented on my "shopping deals" that she sees on Facebook, of course. I often "share this deal" with people if I feel it is worthwhile. That's the right thing to do, right?? So she shared with me a website that I have never heard of. She said, "YOU would love it.....Gucci bags are like 30% off.....it's amazing. You have to go check it out." Of course, I went home to check it out and it is one of the BEST sites and I am shocked that I have never heard of it!!! It's called Madison Avenue Spy. Interestingly, it is a "blogspot" site like mine. Madison Avenue Spy
And that, is my daily reflection on the word "karma." Had I not been there today, doing my "good deed"...... On a serious note, as silly as it sounds, some days are better examples than others and this is not one of my most moving stories about karma, but the one that I felt like sharing with a community of blog readers!