Kindness and Karma

Do you know the old adage, “What goes around… comes around”?

Well, that’s the essence of Karma.

What does Karma have to do with Kindness?

Everything.

You never know when your actions or behaviors today will set events in motion and cause an impact in your life that will be felt much later in the future.

Sometimes, small or seemingly insignificant gestures of goodwill and generosity may come back to enrich your life in ways that may be completely unforeseen.

Maybe not today.  Maybe not even tomorrow… but some day your thoughtfulness and compassion may be returned to you tenfold.

Yet, real acts of kindness are not given with the expectation of getting something in return.  Kindness should be given without strings attached.  Kindness comes from the heart… and the heart demands no quid pro quo.

Here is a wonderful tale of Kindness and Karma:

This is a legendary story about a farmer who discovered a young boy stuck in a mud bog somewhere in the United Kingdom.

After much struggle, the farmer was able to free the lad, although for a moment the farmer felt that he, too, would sink too deeply into the mud to survive.

Later that evening, a lord stopped by the farmer’s humble shanty, identifying himself as the rescued boy’s father and offering to pay him a generous reward for his effort.

When the farmer refused, the lord saw that the farmer had a son and insisted that he pay the boy’s way to college. 

After he graduated with a degree in science, the young man – Alexander Fleming – went on to discover penicillin.

Ironically, the young man who had been rescued from the bog, now a young adult, came down with pneumonia.  Thanks to Fleming’s discovery – penicillin – his life was saved. 

The young man’s name:  Sir Winston Churchill.”

The moral:  Kindness begets kindness.

You just never know when a single act of kindness will change your life or someone else’s life forever.

Just ask Sir Winston Churchill if kindness and karma are connected.

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