“You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” Coach John Wooden
I believe that we all wonder, every now and then, if the good things we do when no one is watching come back to us…you know…the karma thing.
Yesterday, I had a wonderful example that they do.
I was in a meeting that did not look like it was going to end well. As things wound down a staff member came in with some information that totally changed the direction of the meeting; turning it into a huge win.
Jillian is one of those “easy to like” folks. Always positive and up-beat, she showed initiative in finding the information needed to take the meeting to a different level.
There are tons of people who would never have gone to the trouble. They either aren’t aware or avoid anything that doesn’t directly impact their job and them.
Jillian didn’t have to step up, but she did. I don’t know if her actions were karma payback for some of my efforts or…and this is even more interesting…a good deed that I’m supposed to return.
Look around, what simple, good deeds can you perform? Open a door, pick up a piece of trash, let someone in a line on the highway. I’m convinced that the little, good things mount up.
Whatever the process, thanks, Jillian…I’ll keep it going.