It all comes full circle

Ask me anything   Tell me your story   I believe in karma, people who truly try to do good in the world also receive that same courtesy in return from others. Here are a few stories in my life of both receiving and giving good deeds. Most are small, but it is the small things in life that make it so great.
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The other day at work I was bored. Came in, and saw that there were a ton of notes for me to get things done, and others were notes I had written for my boss. It came to my attention that with coming to adult hood and technology we no longer get cute frivolous notes anymore. So I wrote a note just for fun and sent out a mass text with a picture of it - nothing but smiles were replies :)

The other day at work I was bored. Came in, and saw that there were a ton of notes for me to get things done, and others were notes I had written for my boss. It came to my attention that with coming to adult hood and technology we no longer get cute frivolous notes anymore. So I wrote a note just for fun and sent out a mass text with a picture of it - nothing but smiles were replies :)

— 3 years ago
A first date to remember…

I had met this guy awhile back, he and I had gone out a few times with friends and it had gone pretty well so we decided to finally go out just the two of us. It had gone well with wine, food, and silly conversation. By the end we ordered dessert and end the bill was dropped.

I was sitting on outside part of a banquet table so I was closest to the server and he dropped the bill next to me. Being an independent woman with a job of her own, I had to problem paying for the bill. Before I could even look at it my date had grabbed it, told me it was a nice gesture but he would be paying for our outing. Then, as he was opening his wallet to pull out cash to pay- the gentlemen at the table next to us picked up our check from our table, told us we had better things to do than fight over who was going to pay the bill and that he would pay for it! 

What a way to end a first date!! But if he didn’t pay, is it still a date?

— 4 years ago
Patience is a virtue…

I have an amazing sandwich place in the area where I live and there is almost always a ridiculous line around lunch time. At work with my lunch break slowly approaching, I decided to be smart and call my order in so that I could pick it up and not have to wait. I called, ordered, and drove over to the sandwich shop.

When I got there to my surprise there was absolutely no line to just order a sandwich. Of course the one time I call in my order there is one lady ahead of me in the pick up line making the longest meat order of your life. She had about 143234 questions to every piece of meat she was picking. I could see my sandwich sitting on the back counter in a paper bag, waiting for me to pay for it and take it with me to be devoured. I stood there patiently waiting for the lady to finish and the employee knew I was there to pick the sandwich I had just ordered. A few minutes later the customer finished up her order and was on her way, but the employee was so apologetic for making me wait (seeing as how the whole purpose of phoning in an order is to get it faster so she did have a point) she decided to stamp my frequent buyer card all the way full so that my next sandwich is free!! (it only had 3 stamps on it) 

I must say that if I wasn’t so patient and through a bitch fit or something she probably would have just said sorry and sent me on my way with my delicious sandwich. 

— 4 years ago with 1 note
A hair tie, and a beer.

I like to go out and party a lot. Ask any friend of mine and it is almost a certainty that I am the go to girl when it comes to finding something off the wall to do… never the less- the bar scene is something I do often visit. Waiting in line one night it was very packed at a bar and I had been waiting in the line forever. Going out with a group of friends my drink order was rather large so I asked the girl standing alone behind me what she wanted and told her that I would throw her drink order in with mine. She looked at me and told me she was just going to see if the bartenders had a rubber band she could have to tie her hair back. (It was a little hot in there). I just happened to have a hair tie on my wrist that night and I actually have rather short hair, so I just slipped it off my wrist and handed it to her. This girl looked at me in awe that anyone would do that. She asked me if I was sure and I told her that she should consider it a good deed and pay it forward. She then disappeared into the sea of people and I carried on with my night.

A few weeks later I was at another bar gathering event waiting in line to buy drinks at the bar (they really need to figure out a better way than just having people shove their way to the front) once again I was waiting in line for an infinite amount of time, and this girl next to me was just making conversation and asked me what I was gonna drink. We had a nice laugh about how long the line was and it was nice to have someone to pass the time with. She was ahead of me and when she ordered she also ordered my drinks. I tried to give her some cash and she wouldn’t take it. She then asked me to just consider it good Karma and to pay it forward.

Being a lady, it goes without question that having someone buy you a drink at a bar is not an unordinary event, what made this time different is that this person did it without an agenda behind it. It is truly nice to know there are people in the world who like to do good for the sake of being it being a good act, not because people are watching or because they want to be perceived a certain way.

— 4 years ago