Does the universe correct itself? Do you get what you give? Does what goes around really come around? Somehow I have always believed this and to go a bit further, I think when someone causes harm to another, their future holds a larger or more painful event. My grandmother told me The Lord's vengeance is much better than my own. She would say, "God will pay them back in ways you couldn't even imagine. Let Him take care of it. You take care of you." Yep, I think that's right.
Just now, I am thinking of some things that have not gone the way I thought they should have gone. Some people in my life to whom I gave more than I had to give. People who then hurt me in some way or used me in some way. Those people are gone from my life now, but I wonder and will not know, if they did "pay" for what they did to me. I guess, I know they did or they will. I don't wish I had gone after them or caused them equal or greater pain, I just know that they were dealt with by a power much bigger than I or they will be at some time.
For me, I think often that when something bad happens in my life, I must have brought it about in some way. The universe reminding me I had a debt and it is being paid. I seldom can recall what I might have done to cause whatever I am facing, but I still think it's true, somehow. I have had occasions where I did something just plain wrong and wondered how long it would be before my "payment" would come due. I have even thought I knew when that "payment" was presented. Mostly, though, I don't think we are supposed to necessarily know the crime = punishment equation, just know that it exists and it will happen.
I have seen truly good people be rewarded in the most amazing ways. I'm sure some of you have also. The person who is always helping someone do something and then out of the blue some wonderful blessing comes their way. Completely unexpected, but a "payment" that was due. I want to be that person. Not the one waiting for the "negative payment". Therefore, it is my goal to do only good things. I am all too aware, however, that I am a human and therefore, a sinner. I will do wrong. I will try only to do what's right. Of course, the operative word there is 'try'.
We, as a family are dealing with some heartache right now and it is very trying. I am helpless to do anything but pray and that I am doing. I am believing in the power of prayer to lift up and heal my daughter. I am believing that all things are possible and that right will prevail. I am believing that God's will will be done. I am praying for my own strength and faith to get me through this while her strength and determination will see her to a complete recovery.
This woman is a ridiculously hard working mom. She has two fantastic daughters and a fiance that all adore her. She has an extremely high pressure job that requires a great deal of travel and he takes care of the girls while she is off taking care of pet stores needs. She has a few very good and loyal friends. She also has a family that adores her and misses seeing her. She lives 9 hours away from all of us. I respect her. I admire her and I love her with my entire being. She is my only daughter. There is nothing she could ask of me that I wouldn't do.
Right now her brother, my precious son, is with her. He drove down to be with her as she heals and regains strength. She suffered a minor stroke this past week-end and is home now trying to rebuild herself. At 42 one does not think this is something to worry about. She had the early signs, but didn't know she did. Now, she begins her road back and because I believe what goes around comes around, I know that she will be up and at 'em sooner than expected. Good people are given challenges and they are also given the strength and ability to overcome them.
With the added support of her brother to the daughters and fiance and some wonderful friends, she can't miss. My prayers continue and my plans include going down to see her in a while as the other support team members have to get back to their lives and may not have the time she needs from someone. I will give her that time. I may even go next week, her birthday is Thursday and I might spend that day with her for the first time in over 13 years.
I do believe Karma is with us, like it or not. I believe I have seen it work many times and this time, I believe it is going to be her hand up. Living a good life is just one more way we can ensure help will be there when we need it. Help will be there for her as she needs it.
May God bless all and bring healing and peace to our lives.