Having no religious background to speak of, I believe in the church of "treat others as you would have them treat you". Obviously, there are unique cases in which this doctrine fails me. But all in all, I love everyone equally until they give me a reason to hate their guts and drag their name through mud. Having dabbled in Wicca (READ: watched too many movies, then read alot of books and maybe made a charm or two) I also believe that what ever you do comes back to you x3. If you throw something negative out there its probably gonna come back and take a big bite outta your ass.
When bad stuff happens to me, I always think back on what I could have done to bring it into my life. Was I mean to someone? Did I wrong someone? Did I think poorly about someone? etc, etc. I consider myself a good person and when shit happens, it pisses me off.
Lately, I've had some really good stuff come my way. For example:
On Xmas, I always try to do a little something. Every time I pass a Salvation Army kettle I throw a few bucks in. (this year they were EVERYWHERE! I bet I gave at least $50 or more).
I also pick a specific charity to focus on. This year I chose a place called Angel House. It is a shelter for women and children that are the victims of domestic violence. I called up and asked what they needed and was told that they were all set, but would love to have some stocking stuffers for the kids. I was happy to oblige and they emailed me a list of all 26 kids. (Breaks your heart, huh!) Money has been tight this year and that amount of presents wasn't really in my budget. But I figured I could dip into my savings and it would work. Well, just before I was about to go shopping for the 26 items I got hit with a bill to renew my car insurance. Merry Fucking Christmas. As you all know, I live in Massachusetts, the land of the highest insurance plans....EVER! Even better....to renew, you are required to submit a check for 3 months worth of payments. I was stressed out. Here it was, the day before Xmas Eve and I had promised to deliver these toys the next day and I didn't have enough cash to pay for them all. I was about to make the dreaded phone call to Big K and ask him if he wouldn't mind me putting it on a credit card, when Partner 2 walked into my office with an envelope. "Merry Christmas" he said as he tossed it on my desk. In the envelope was a Christmas card, signed by him and a scratch ticket. I never win at scratch tickets or if I do, I win a dollar. I scratched off the silver junk to reveal that I'd won $100.00! Cash problem solved! The toys were delivered on time! Christmas was saved.
These random things happen to me all the time. One year, I found some ladies purse that she'd left in a shopping cart outside a grocery store. I just dropped it off at the local police station and didn't think about it after that. The next day, the tire went flat on my car. I was struggling to get through school and working part time. I was worried I wouldn't have the money to get a new one. Two days later, I got a call from the police station asking me to come down and pick up an envelope. In it was a card and $200.00 cash. The purse woman had written me a thank you letter and called me her "Angel".
The universe has funny ways to show you its magic. Let that be a lesson to you.