Good Karma

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There’s so many references to “Karma” nowadays.  Perhaps it’s become a bit trendy even.  I’m kind of okay with that.

I also realize that in proper definition of the term, it has more to do with your present deeds effecting your future incarnations.  (Which is also a good thing.)  BUT, I do believe whole-heartedly that if you put good into the world, it comes back to you.  I’ve already referenced how strongly I feel about that in other posts.

I don’t want to make this about religion or God or anything.  I do believe in God, but I’m not a church-goer.  And I’ll never push my beliefs on anyone else.  You can believe whatever your little heart desires.  That’s your life, and mine is mine.  I also believe that my late grandfather is my guardian angel.  I can tell you that too much has happened in my life to prove it’s true, so for me it IS truth.  (But again, you don’t have to believe that.)  So maybe some of the good stuff that happens to me is him helping me out from the other side.

Anyway, moving on…

Time and time again, when I’ve been in need, good things have happened to help me out.  Just lucky?  Nah.  I like to think a lot of that has to do with the choices I make when it comes to walking the good path or the bad path.  I’m not talking some extreme self-righteous crap here, I’m talking genuinely being good to the world and its creatures.  Helping others when you can.  Greeting someone in a bad mood with a smile, because maybe they really need it right now.  Always being there for your friends.  Never intentionally trying to hurt other people.  Treating all of this world’s inhabitants with respect.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had enough bad stuff in my past to account for a dozen lifetimes – things I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.  So it’s not like my life has always been all sunshine and light.   But I have the choice today and every day to do good behavior or to choose negative behavior.  Sometimes doing good isn’t the easiest choice.  If someone is mean or rude to you, it’s tempting to want to be horrible back to them.  I think the better option is to walk away and remove oneself from the negativity of that other person vs. acting out in the same manner as them.  And sometimes we can’t get away, and taking the high road is the only course.  Yeah, it’s not always your life’s most enjoyable moment, but that action will come back to you in a very good way.  By choosing to be the better person even in a really tough situation, you are making your own life better.

People who are negative and put bad into the world will also get that back.  I really try not to hope for bad things to happen to anyone – I’ll let the universe handle that.  I’ll let those people wallow in their own poor karma.  Crazy bitch from last summer?   (Sorry, no details, but she knows who she is.)  I would not intentionally hurt that person despite what she did and tried to do.  But I’ll let Karma deal with that. (My good karma took that mess and did the exact opposite of what she wanted to accomplish.)   Who knows, maybe some of those bad people can actually learn and grow and become better human beings.  The horrible monster of a person from far back in my past?  I try not to think about him – with every ounce of effort in my body.  I hope that either Karma takes care of that, or that he’s made the choice to work to be a better person.  (Regardless, I don’t want to even know.  It’s too negative of a place for me to go mentally and always will be.  So I choose to try not to think about that.)  Thinking that way is my choice.  A choice I make every day.  Some days are easier than others.

Again, taking the high road is usually not the easiest way.  It’s not always the most fun.  But truly, it’s the way that will ultimately make your life one of happiness, joy, and love.  I have those things in my life – and I want to keep them – so I will be the best person I can be.  Always.

Remember every time you come across someone, that they are a soul that is going through challenges and trials.  Be something positive in their lives.  Be something good.  Choose the good.  Choose the positive.  Karma.


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Jennifer was initially drawn to Europe for two reasons: music and love.  She lived in Vienna for four years, and now calls Croatia home for much of each year, as she married a native Croatian. Since 2015, Jennifer has worked as a tour director and cruise director on European river cruises for a major American travel company, and has become an expert in all of the cities along her routes on the Danube, Rhine, and Main Rivers. She also has traveled to Disney World almost every year since 1985, and knows Disney World inside and out. As a travel agent, Disney World is her primary specialty, and she has helped many Disney newbies and veterans have amazing trips with her insider information.

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