Sometimes you luck out.

A while ago I brought in our old Keurig coffee podthing (sure it's a word) to work.

This was after Missy got us a new one because the old one stopped working. 

Then it mysteriously started working again. Nobody needs TWO Keurigs. That's like needing two belly buttons. Nobody needs two of those either. I easily can accomplish all the belly button related things I do each day with my one belly button.

So I brought it into the office and left it in the kitchen, for anyone to use. (The Keurig, not my belly button. I figured people would bring their own belly buttons. Besides, hygiene!)

My coworkers are lovely people who drink a LOT of coffee. So, they broke it, for good this time.

But that's okay. Because the management at my company are super nice folks, and they got me an Amazon gift card to make it up to me. 

The hammock, not the woman in the floppy hat

The hammock, not the woman in the floppy hat

I used it to get two of these:

That's a sort of inflatable hammock called a CHILLBO BAGGINS.  I think they're neat.  There are a lot of different brands of these, but I had to go with the Chillbo, because after my extensive research, I found that this particular brand has the funniest name. 

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And I got two of them. For nothing.  

Actually, when I really look at it, it wasn't for nothing. I kind of paid in mindfulness.  

Instead of being grumpy when the second Keurig purchase turned out to be needless, I decided to bring it in, sure for my own convenience, but also to do a nice thing for other folks, because why not do a nice thing when it's easy to do so? 

That's the essence of how karma works. It's not a tally board sort of thing. The word karma is actually Sanskrit for "action".  It's the ripples you make in the pond by throwing a stone. Good action tends to make more good action. 

I'm planning to give one of the two Chillbos I got to a friend as a present. Because it'll be nice, and why not be nice? 

 

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AuthorMako Allen
Categories365 Gratitude