Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 35

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 35

This entry is part 28 of 32 in the series Just Write Something Damnit!

Author’s Note: If you have not read the first post in this series then all the rest will make no sense at all. Please click here to take a quick look at Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 1

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Instant Karma

And now, instant Karma… We had a family party for my niece yesterday. My daughter decided (because she’s 15 and this is what she does) that she wanted to leave early and go to the boardwalk with her friends. So we go to the party for an hour and then the plan is to take them to the boardwalk then return to the party.  

Traffic In Point Pleasant, NJ

As we are driving I realize that the traffic is going to be a nightmare and I start to get annoyed. We don’t get caught with the ridge going up but the traffic through town is stop and go. I tell the girls that I’m going to drop them off at the end of the long parking lot because I don’t want to drive alway up to the beach and deal with more traffic. My daughter argues the point a little (because she’s lazy) but then accepts it when she realizes I’m annoyed. We get to the parking lot entrance, they get out, and I make a left to head towards the rear exit. I can already taste the first beer and burger!  

Laughing Emoji’s

I make it about ten feet and stop. There’s a line of cars vying for a spot that’s why opened up. Two ladies are standing in the spot not letting anyone in. They are holding it for their friend further back in the line. The lady in the car right by the spot finally has enough and gets out of the car to confront them. An argument ensues, A fifteen-minute trip turns into an hour, I get my instant karma, and my daughter sends me three laughing emojis when I text her the story.
Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 35

Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 25

This entry is part 18 of 32 in the series Just Write Something Damnit!

Author’s Note: If you have not read the first post in this series then all the rest will make no sense at all. Please click here to take a quick look at Just Write Something Damnit! — Day 1

Remington Standard Typewriter on desk with blank page

There Is No Such Thing As Coincidence

There is no such thing as coincidence. Nothing is random. Every single moment is the culmination of decisions made in all the moments before it.

I used to be a victim. Now I am not. I used to believe that there was nothing I could do about the bad things that were happening to me. Now I know that is false. I practice extreme personal responsibility day in, and day out.

 

The Result Of Our Cumalative Choices

The bad things that happen to me are a direct result of the choices I have made in my life. I recognize that they do not have to be choices immediately ( remember — Karma is rarely instant) surrounding whatever negative consequence I have incurred. In other words, choosing to steal a comic book when I was twelve could lead to my untimely stabbing death in an alley when I am fifty. That is an extreme example, but our material reality is cumulative, and that is the truth.

 

Accept Responsibility

So I accept responsibility for any and all of the negativity in my life. Likewise, I take credit for any positive things that come my way. Neither situation is ego-driven. I do not get mad at myself when something bad happens or happy with myself when something good happens. I simply thank God for the free will to make those decisions, and the lessons learned from both the good and the bad.

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