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Friday, January 28, 2005

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Ya know what pisses me off? All this bullshit about "Karma" and if you do something bad or unkind it will be returned to you. I just don't buy it.

My (step) dad lost his son to a disease that to this day has not been given a name. He was fine one day and the next morning he woke with a sore throat. By 7:00 that night he had died three times before my dad and his ex-wife decided to let him go. What did he ever do to deserve that? What did a nine year old boy to deserve that?

My (step) dad had always been the kindest and most wonderful man I have ever known. When my biological father left us my mom was about to lose our home because my biological father never paid her alimony or child support. My (step) dad met her and started paying her mortgage! He always treated my brother and me like one of his own. He has always been there to help a neighbor when asked, whether that be landscaping their yard because the neighbor is too old to do it or stopping to give assistance to people stranded on the side of the road. He has given cars away to families that couldn't afford one. A man that is always willing to help a buddy out anyway he can. Never have I heard him complain that a kindness was not returned.

So tell me. Where does "Karma" fit?

3 Comments:

Blogger ddddddddddddddddddddd said...

Barbara,
A bit too deep for me to get into after my morning. But, every thing in life and death does happen for a reason. We, the little people, on this third rock from the Sun, do not always know why, but the great Cosmic being, whomever or whatever you believe that to be, has a plan for all of us. Sometimes it hurts, sometimes we have joy, and sometimes, we just have to put one foot in front of the other to get to the next day. karma = the day before the day before. What happens to us, is not due to who or what we were/are in this life, according to karma, it is due to what happened the last time we were on this planet. That 9 year old boy may have had something to teach the rest of you? Not for his life this time around, but for yours or your stepdads. As I started with a bit too deep. And as for your stepdad, he is living a beautiful life this time, so that next time he may be elevated to the next plane of existence. (can you tell that when I was a teenager/20 something, I read a lot of philosophy, religion and existentialist books. Self taught of course.
My point is, that we are all here to learn from one another. Whether we listen to the lesson is another story. As my Mom said, yes, you made a mistake, yes you can say you're sorry, BUT DID YOU LEARN ANYTHING? Ah, yes, most inscrutable teacher, I learned that a hot iron burns your hand if you try to catch it when it falls. No grasshopper, the lesson is, let it fall, you can always pick it up and start over.

7:38 PM  
Blogger thequeen said...

I too believe in alot that Joe said, I also believe that there is a reason for EVERYTHING,I don't know if I believe in Karma or not.I don't think I really do but then again it has bitten me a few times when I deserved it and feed me at other times.Bad things happen to EVERYONE no matter how nice and wonderful they are, that is just the way life is, we are here to learn,experience and teach.Life just happens and sometimes it hurts.:)

10:21 PM  
Blogger wanda said...

What Joe said pretty much fits the bill here.
Your step-Dad sounds like a great guy. I pray everyday that my grandson Zachary will someday be lucky enough to have a step-dad like yours. Have you ever wondered why some men are such shits when it comes to taking care of their kids? That is one that defies explanation for me.
I read somewhere that the wealthy and the wicked must reap their rewards here on earth, for they will surely pay when this life is over and they face judgement day. I can only say, I hope that is true.
Wanda ( Just Breathe)

3:34 PM  

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