“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.”
We’ve all heard the popular wise sayings, you reap what you sow and what goes around, comes around. Growing up my mother was a bit more frank with me. She’d say things like, “You better be careful what you say and do because it might come back to bite you in the ass.” This was just her way of saying you get back whatever you put out there in the universe.
But how true is this? Today, I went to my local Shoprite to do my weekly food shopping. Rain fell in the damp air outside as I shopped. As many of you know, I had surgery on my right Achilles tendon in April 2016. I’m still recovering and the pain seems to worsen whenever the weather is rainy. Today was no different and, honestly, I could not wait to go home, take some Advil, and put my feet up.
As I was in the checkout line, the cashier was chatting with the boy who was bagging my groceries. She explained that after 13 years of marriage she was getting divorced. I could clearly see how upset she was but didn’t say anything at first. But then she went on to say that she had been both verbally and physically abused by her husband. “Everyone told me I deserved better,” she said. “My friends would tell me that I was a beautiful woman and shouldn’t take that from anyone.”
Sensing how upset she was, I couldn’t resist the urge to talk to her. “Excuse me, I couldn’t help but overhear what you were just saying,” I said. “Yes, you are a beautiful woman and, no, you don’t deserve that. No one deserves to be abused.”
I’m sure the other customers who were waiting in line were not happy with me at this point but I continued. I told this woman about a friend of mine who was in an unhappy marriage for a long time. I went on to repeat to her what I had also told my friend, “It’s not over until you say it’s over.”
She nodded in agreement as a smile warmed her face. “You will find the happiness you so desperately want but you have to first let go of toxic relationships,” I added. “When you let go of all the bad, you will make room for all the good.”
I’m proud of you, I told her. She looked at me seemingly stunned by my words and reached forward to take my hand. “Thank you,” she told me. “I really needed to hear that. People don’t usually listen to me like that. Thank you so much.”
I said goodbye and made my way out of the store. When I reached my car, the rain continued to fall and so did the pain in my leg. I’m guessing I was limping a little more than usual. Suddenly, a woman came up behind me.
“Here,” she told me, “let me help you.” I looked at her a bit dazed as she helped me put the rest of my bags in my trunk. Then she quickly took my cart and walked it over to the holding station for me. “Thank you,” I said. “That was very nice of you.”
I got in my car thinking of the kindness this woman just showed me. It made my day a little brighter despite the dreary weather and ache in my leg.
The Law of Attraction is one of 12 Universal Laws. The law basically states that like attracts like. Our thoughts, words and actions give off energy which, in turn, attracts like energy. So, in other words, you will harvest whatever you plant in this world. If you want good, you have to do good.
Today, I witnessed the truth of this law. I helped a stranger and, in turn, a stranger helped me. I begin and end this blog with one of my favorite quotes by Wayne Dyer, “Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.”
True, same world. One world. The choice is ours. Why wouldn’t anyone choose love?