First Posted: 1/14/2009
I have been thinking a lot lately about the concept of what goes around, comes around. Its karma basically. Whatever you put out into the universe returns back to you in the same form you put it out there.
According to Websters Revised Unabridged Dictionary, karma is defined as ones acts considered as fixing ones lot in the future existence. The doctrine of fate as the inflexible result of cause and effect; the theory of inevitable consequence.
Many situations have caused me to put some serious thought into ones actions in the past and what will come of them in the future for those acts, good or bad.
One of the first ones comes to mind is the fate that the Mount Airy man who shot his wife in the head and was caught trying to bury her body. What will happen to him in the future? It doesnt really look bright from here.
I personally have never hated anyone enough to cause them physical harm. So I guess I dont and most people dont understand why someone would go to such lengths to hurt someone they once cared about.
And then there are sometimes when you see people do really good things for others and it comes around to benefit them in some way in the future. I know several people who volunteered to help out a new restaurant that opened in Mount Airy recently. I feel sure that those folks with reap the benefits of helping a friend who was in need of a helping hand.
I was just talking to Linda Hawks, my hair stylist, and she was telling me about a local DJ who was talking about doing good for others when a lady called in and said that it was kind of cool that he was talking about it that day because the lady had gone through the drive-through that morning and the lady in front of her had paid for her breakfast.
It was totally unexpected and Im sure it made the ladys day. So Linda said that after hearing the story, when they came around with breakfast at her job, she paid for the lady next to her.
I try, as much as possible, to do good whenever possible. And I cant begin to tell you how many people have gone out of their way to do nice things for me.
One very specific example is what Betty Ann Collins at the Chamber of Commerce did for me for Christmas. She knew it would be my first Christmas without my mom. So she went out and bought a bunch of nice little gifts so that I would have something to open on Christmas morning. Now, that is something I will remember for a very long and most likely will pay it forward toward someone else.
I think that basically most people have the mentality to do good for others. That is quite possibly why it is such a shock to the system to hear about someone doing something so horrible to another person that it really makes you think.
As for me, Im just trying to work hard, stay out of trouble and try to be kind to others as much as humanly possible.
Mondee Tilley is a staff reporter with The Mount Airy News, she can be contacted at [email protected] or at 719-1930.