day 205: the world doesn't have to be round

Today I heard someone say, The world is round.  What goes around comes around.

When people say that are they thinking only about revenge or bad karma?  Wouldn't it be nice if more often it meant,  Hey, thank you so much.  I am sure someone will do something nice for you today since you just helped me out.

Goodness and kindness can spread just as readily as greed and selfishness, but in this human experience carnality too often wins, and the eternal parts of us sit back and watch.  If this is what our round world symbolizes, give me back the days of the 16th century when explorers were afraid of sailing off the edge.

8 comments

LisAway | March 12, 2010 at 2:03 AM

Great reflections. I need to remember to pay things forward. And more often than not, start the chain myself. And also let the bad go off the edge of the world. As it should.

Dona | March 12, 2010 at 4:22 AM

You are a thinker!

Connie | March 12, 2010 at 7:20 AM

Let the good come around, the bad fall off the edge. Have a lovely bowling day!

Lola Sharp | March 12, 2010 at 7:36 AM

(I love the picture you found for this!)

Amen sister...testify!
Word.
What you said.

I like you too. :o)

May you have a lovely, safe and fun weekend,
Lola

Dedee | March 12, 2010 at 8:29 AM

Paying it forward is my favorite thing ever! It's what my parents told me and I'm trying my very hardest to tell every one else that same thing.

Amber | March 12, 2010 at 10:48 AM

When I was younger (OK, like 4 years ago), I used to think "That persons going to get it in the next life!" all revengeful and such. Now, though, I feel as if I have learned what the Nephites felt toward their Lamanite brethren--I am sad when I see people who do not know God's love for them. I'm not sure why this post reminded me of that, but it did.

As you mentioned, I don't do nice things to have nice things done back to me. I like the feelings associated with. Also, if someone returns the favor I am very grateful.

Erin | March 12, 2010 at 12:01 PM

What great thoughts! What is wrong with taking an extra minute to tell someone thank you, or to help someone at the grocery store who just dropped a bag of flour? Or to find something positive to say to a perfect stranger?

Love it!

Heidi Ashworth | March 14, 2010 at 3:53 PM

Neat painting! Is't the expression "You make your own good luck" the one they use when they are trying to say that good things happen to you b/c you do good things? I probably have it wrong. I think it is British so you probably know it better than I.