I believe that karma hits everyone in all sorts of ways. Some people don’t believe it until it’s happened to them.
I myself have had a few encounters with karma. People always say that karma could just be a coincidence and that its
Not possible. I know a bunch of people that has had experience with karma and always warn me not to do something I
Wouldn’t want happening to me. Here is a story I have experienced.
One day in the 6th grade there was this new card set that everyone wanted and would do anything to have it.
It was basketball cards and all the kids would be trading and buying from each other. I myself had a collection of cards
And cherished them and cleaned them everyday. One day I went to school and saw a binder full of cards but it was under a locker that was opened. I thought to myself if I should take it, and I did. I was so happy because it had a bunch of rare cards in it
And no one really seemed to lose there binder. People starting talking during lunch and some kid was looking for his cards,
But I didn’t want to confess because people could get mad at me. So I decided to keep the binder I found. I kept the cards
For months and did many trades but kept the ones that were the most rare. One day I put it in my locker and made sure I locked
It. The next period the whole binder was gone. I wondered to myself who knew the combo and asked everyone if they saw a
green binder with basketball cards in it. I thought to my self that since I took this binder in the first place its not mines. I
Also learned that the person who had this binder spent a lot of money and cherished the cards like I do to mines.
Till now I still don’t know who took my binder, but it’s ok because I knew that it wasn’t really mines. Ever since than I always
Double think about things that I find just on the floor and it always reminds me of the day when I got my binder stolen.
Another story is when my friend found a wallet and there was 527 dollars in it but no I.D just a bunch of cards in it.
This was about in the 8th grade, we were at the gym and we were the only people left in it and saw a wallet just
Lying on the floor. My friend ran to it and quickly opened it to see what would be in it. His eyes turned as big as an
Apple when he saw 527 bucks just lying around. We were all shocked when he proved it to us. And it reminded me of
The day when I found something and didn’t do the right thing and returned it. I told my friends about my story and they
Didn’t care and just took the wallet. He treated us all out to lunch and spent the rest of the money at the mall. A couple
Of months later my friend lost his wallet in the bathroom of some restaurant he was in. He called me and I told him
“I told u man, you should have just returned it to the store and you would have had your wallet”. He didn’t say
Anything and just say “Well I’m going to go call the store and see if they found it”. When he called they said that
No body returned any wallet. What were in that wallet were his I.D., his house keys, and 200 dollars. Till now I make
Fun of him and remind him of the days when he gained and lost money.
Ever since both of those incidents and a bunch of others I have always had second thoughts on what I do and my reactions to things I see. I’ve learned that if you want something you’re going to have to work for it or gets it your own way and not finding the easy way by just taking it.
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