While waiting in line to use the restroom on an airplane, I noticed the woman in front of me trying to enter the tinny, tiny bathroom with a 3 year old daughter while also holding a sleeping toddler. Without thinking I blurted out, “Would you like me to hold your baby?” Standing in the restroom doorway she turned around and said with relief on her face, “Oh yes; thank you so much!” As I took the child she immediately put her sleepy head on my shoulder and went back to sleep. When the second restroom became available, I was still holding and rocking the child so I motioned for the next passenger to go ahead of me. After awhile the mom came out with her 3 year old daughter. I gave her the sleeping toddler and went into the bathroom. When I was exiting the restroom, the flight attendant, Nancy, who had witnessed the whole event, asked me a random question,
“What seat are you in?”
Being caught off-guard, it took me a few seconds to answer, “24E”.
Then she said,” Show me where you are sitting.” I wondered what was going on, but I walked down the aisle to my seat as she requested.
Nancy looked at her tablet and asked, ” Is this your name and email?”
I nodded yes.
Nancy said, “I’m gifting you 1,000 miles for being so helpful to your fellow passengers.”
Stunned, all I could say was “Thank you!”
This is a perfect example of good karma. One act of kindness was rewarded with another act of kindness. Karma is the action and reaction to something that has happened, and it can affect you in a positive way or a negative way. Karma has a boomerang effect based on what you give out returns to you, sometimes multiplied. There are two kinds of karma, instant, as the story above, or could be 10, 20, 30 years later.
We all have examples in our lives about good karma and not so pleasant karma. It is based on what you think about, say, do and focus on. It’s what people call coincidences, serendipities or just plain good (or bad) luck. We never know when or how karma will show up in our lives, but you can guarantee that it makes an appearance quite often.
When good karma shows up at your doorstep, the best action you can take is to acknowledge and appreciate it. Every time you feel grateful for what’s happening in your life, you are sending the Universe an invitation to give you more good experiences. The fun of good karma is that you have no idea when, where and how it will show up. That’s why you are so delighted when it does, and it looks like a random act of kindness, but it isn’t. What’s happened is that the Universe accepted your invitation and answered it.
To increase good karma, think more kind thoughts, speak more lovingly, help others more often and focus your attention on all the wonderful events happening in your life and in the world. Send out more invitations to the Universe with your positive thoughts, words, focus and actions and watch how it will delight you in so many different ways.
If you have a story about good karma, please put it in the comments below. The more you tell positive stories, the more good surprises the Universe will send back to you.
Because I’ve been asked to share my speaking activities, I am posting them at the end of the blogs under “Staying Connected!”
11.18.19: Guest on Gens Johnson Podcast. To watch it, get on YouTube at 2:01pm and type in “Gens Johnson”.
11.18.19: Cohost of Divine Master Mind® Zoom Session. Let me know if you would like an invitation to this group.
11.28.19: Happy Thanksgiving!
12.02.19: Cohost of Divine Master Mind® Zoom Session
12.16.19: Cohost of Divine Master Mind®Zoom Session
12.18.19: The Wonder of Winter Solstice – Free Zoom Event – December 18, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Winter solstice is a celebration of the longest night of the year. It also releases the dark in favor of the light within each of us. Enjoy an evening of creativity, conversation and setting of intentions for the winter months. Wear your fuzzy slippers, put on your favorite pj’s and join us with a cup of steaming hot apple cider.
12.22.19: Happy Hanukkah!
12.25.19: Merry Christmas!
1.1.20: Happy New Year!