I’m a big believer in Karma.

I found the way that I want to give back.

I’ve always been interested in this concept of “giving back” but dropping off money at a charity literally has no value to me. I don’t know where it’s going, I don’t see the impact it has, so it doesn’t resonate with me personally.

I went to buy some eggs today. Pulled over at the side of the road to this tiny little shop that operated right beside the home of the owner. Indonesia is much, much, much different then Calgary or any other western culture. There’s a shop literally in almost every house you drive by on the main road, everyone seems to be selling something. This shop in particular was a mini-convenience store that had eggs.

I parked my scooter and walked into the store. Right behind me this stupid dog was YAP YAP YAP YAP barking at me. I felt myself get irritated and I turned around and wanted to chase this dumb dog off. Then one of the kids from inside the store took off his sandle and started chasing the dog, as if reading my mind, about to bap it a quick one on the ass.

I had to smile. Hahaha, this kid read my mind. He came back into the store, smiled at me, I signaled that I wanted eggs, used my hand to hold up six fingers. He yelled for his mother, who came from around the corner, and she began to serve me.

The kid took off and I didn’t get a chance to thank him. So I did the only thing that came to my mind, I went around the corner and yelled “HEY!” and motioned him to come back. I’m sure he was like “what the heck, ahhh!” and probably wanted to run away, but I made sure that I was smiling and that he knew I had friendly intentions.

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I pulled out my wallet and gave him some money, which the amount was insignificant to me, but I KNOW it was significant to him. He looked at me puzzled. I looked at him held up my hand for a high five, and smiled. He smiled too, and he took the money and ran away.

I’m a believer in the good vibrations of Karma. What you give out is what you get back. To me this was an insignificant amount of money and I loved the kid’s spirit, he seemed to resonate with me. That’s exactly what I would have done with that dog if I was his age hahaha.

What you give is what you get, on so many more levels than one. This for me was a physical example of that belief that I have, which just solidified it for me as a solid way of going about living my life.

I will find ways to give back in ways that warm my heart.

My presence on this earth will generate positive value in more people’s lives than just my own <3.