What goes around….

I believe many things to be 100% true. I know when I am desperate for a coffee that there will be no milk. I know that when I go to empty the dishwasher, one of my family members would have put a full bowl of weet-bix on the top rack and the contents will have spilt all over the clean plates and I know that I will always find no ice cream in the fridge when my PMT is demanding it.

I also belive in karma.

Recently this belief was tested in a major way. Someone (two people in fact) had done me wrong. Like, really really unbelievably badly. Once the bad deed was worked out, I was completely livid. I was with a group of friends and I started in on revealing my revenge plan, with each suggestion more despicable than the last. On and on I went until my mate Amanda reached across the table. She placed her hand on my arm and I looked into her eyes as she said those words…

“Let it go. Karma will sort it out for you.”

I looked at her and agreed, thinking that I had already spent far too much time in a very negative mind space.

Don’t waste time on revenge. The people who hurt you will eventually face their own karma. – Unknown

I was chatting to an Uber driver the other day. I struck up a conversation about his near perfect rating. He was in his late sixties and drove for Uber a few days a week because he was transitioning into retirement and “There are only so many games of golf I can play in a week.” The conversation turned to traditional themes. The glorious sunshine that we were enjoying and eventually it turned to that old chestnut. Sydney real estate prices.

My driver, who we shall call Kevin for indeed that was his name, lived near Blacktown. He also owned an investment property. I asked him if his tenant was a good one. He explained that she was a single mother raising a child with special needs. She was a nurse at the local hospital who had got a little behind in the rent due to the fact that she had to take a month off work due to an injury.

“We just worked it out,” He explained “She is a good woman and didn’t need the extra worry.”

I looked at Kevin before telling him that he was full of good karma fairy points.

He went on…

“Yep I believe in Karma. A while back when I was younger, I found myself in a bit of a bleak situation and people took a chance on me. I am just paying it forward.”

“You are a good person,” I said “We tend to focus on the bad.”

“For every bad person there are ten good ones….” He replied.

KEVIN! I left his car, told him he deserved that impressive rating and wished him a great day.

And isn’t it just so true? In a world that at times can seem so cruel, and bleak and hard and sad, sometimes it can be hard to look out for the positives. But just scratch the surface and it is there. Karma. I get you.

Do you believe in Karma?

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  • I’m such a believer and advocate of karma that my kids even spout about karma and how it will get their brother or sister if they do a misdeed! x

    • That’s awesome! I am going to teach a sibling karma lesson this evening xx

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  • Jackie

    Having been where you are Mrs Woog I can only say that letting go & letting god is really really hard work! When someone has really dug that knife in learning to breathe again is near impossible but eventually you do it. Now I don’t even care about the Karma, I truly hope that the people who hurt me never have to experience that. I think sometimes wishing the Karma fairy visits someone is just bringing more negativity into the situation.

  • TanG

    I have a saying for my kids to understand karma- ‘ Bad things happen when you don’t do as you should’
    It really is that simple!

  • bee

    I always tell the phone scammers that bad karma will come to them

  • CC

    The problem with karma is if you turn the theory on its head how do you explain when truly awful things happen to really good people?

  • Marg

    Dear Mrs Woog
    I cannot tell you how timely this post was. You are a funny, insightful and warm soul. I am sending Karma your way.
    Big warm woolly hugs to you.

  • Tracey Bradshaw

    Letting something go is a huge part of this Mrs Woog. I too have stewed over terrible misdeeds and plotted diabolical revenge, but in the end all it really does is poison you with bitterness and anger. In turn those negative emotions can manifest in our life as genuine health issues. Truly giving something up to allow for Karma or the universe to sort it out brings you peace.
    I have a few stories but most are a bit too personal to share here.
    My ex-husband was dealt a nice serve of karma after a very nasty separation.
    Someone who religiously victimised me through both of my pregnancies and suffering from severe hyperemesis (apparently I was being punished for past sins and wasn’t praying hard enough) then a few years later their own daughter had major hyperemesis through all 3 of her pregnancies.
    Our old landlord who decided to sell the house we were renting (had to sell urgently as he’d bought another property he couldn’t afford and was liquidating all of his assets) and wanted us to move out in 2 weeks (in the middle of a 2 year lease) we negotiated a month and he paid us a huge amount of money, but it was a massive stress to find another house and move in such a short period (as well as staging the house for photos and having open inspections while we were trying to pack – they even booked an open on the day we were moving). The house ended up being on the market EMPTY for 7 months and sold for $100k less than he wanted.

  • Sending you lots of love my dear. You are a beautiful person and do not deserve that shit in your life xoxo

  • Warning the kids about karma is a bit like telling them Santa won’t come. But it does give me a guilty sense of satisfaction if I hear that someone who previously wronged me ended up in a bad situation. I want to laugh like an evil genius “Bwa ha ha ha! You got what’s coming mate!” Still like someone else mentioned, I wouldn’t really wish horrible things on people, no matter how evil they were themselves. I prefer the positive version of paying things forward and good things will come back to me. Kevin is doing a good job of that!

  • Yeh I believe in Karma, I am just sometimes sad that it’s too often rather tardy.

  • I had the shittiest day today with someone treating me exceptionally rudely and it was making me so angry and upset. A fellow Woogsworld community member showed me this and honestly it made me feel much better. Letting go of the negative energy.

  • I completely believe in karma. I don’t have a story to share but I needed to read about Kevin after the horrible UK events. I needed to reminded of the good people.

  • I am glad there are people like Kevin. What a bloke. Do I believe in karma? No. I see to many people having shitty things happen to them and their families and I can’t accept the idea that they karmically deserve it. Likewise, I’ve known some truly awful people who’ve done terrible things and yet- no karmic justice heads their way.

  • The concept of karma makes me feel better when I want to set fire to people but I’m not sure if it really exists because there are a few monumental shit sniffers I know who should be bald, homeless and covered in herpes and yet… perfectly happy, employed and oblivious to the stain they are on humanity.
    I do however hope karma gets working on your arseholes Mrs W. If not, let me know what I can do 👊

  • FunMumX3

    I don’t believe in karma scientifically, but very much embrace the concept as a way of passing on the good and letting go the bad, and probably that is what it is all about right? Not trying to control everything but trusting in the universe that people who do bad things will eventually find themselves victims of their own bad choices and that people who do good things will get pay off from good choices.
    I’m feeling it right now as I just got completely skewered by a colleague at work. Fortunately it was someone I don’t regularly work with (and hope to NEVER again) and my manager took a very skeptical view of the whole situation. Total hatchet job, all in in writing. I did indulge in some revenge scenarios over the weekend and they were a tiny bit satisfying but I know that in the long run, living well is the best revenge. I’m good at my job and 99% of people say great things about me. This one should be ignored and she will find, in the way of karma AND way my company works, that she will never be the leader she aspires to be because she treads on the people she most needs to have in her team. She has created her own glass ceiling….
    Jeez I even feel better having written this. Thanks karma 🙂