I found a $100 bill in an empty stairwell yesterday, and I paid it to karma. After worrying if someone lost their ability to buy groceries for the week, I decided to find an office receptionist to entrust her to finding the rightful owner of the bill. Perhaps she just pocked it for herself, or perhaps she did the right thing and did luckily stumble across the mystery owner; what matters is that in my mind this mystery person now has the groceries they need for the week.
A mentor once told me that there is never a right time to do the wrong thing, and she was right. Moreover, in life you get what you give, so give generously. How are you paying off karma in your life today and how can you be more generous in your thoughts and actions to those around you?
The thing about karma, or the Golden Rule, is that you always reap what you sow. Sow honesty and love into the world around you and you will reap great reward and the ability to expect good things to happen to you. I fully expect a great, lucky time in France for my upcoming Ironman on Sunday, and I won’t be surprised when I find a €100 bill on the street of Nice.
Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. -Unknown