reply to post by Rockstar1102
My sense of Hazelnut's statement was that she was being lighthearted, and making a pun. No reason to personalize it that I can see. We all have
our own relationships and the systems that work within them, right?
Regarding the OP, I feel that the essence of it is to do acts of kindness without an expectation of anything, humbly, and quietly. The "payment"
extracted is to encourage the recipient of your kindness to "pass it on" or "pay it forward."
This seems an easy thing for me, and the more a person is open to it -- much like all synchronicities -- the more you find.
Just this afternoon, I was going to hospital to fill a prescription for m'Bride, who is suffering from a tooth-causation sinus infection. I met an
elderly woman known to me -- Miss Meredith -- and she is having troubles with her new house.
Her old house was destroyed by Hurricane Paloma last year in November. She had insurance, but was vastly underinsured. Her insurance paid for the
rebuilding of her house, but none of the interior. One of our MLAs (Members of Legislative Assembly) paid out of pocket for her electrical and
Soooooooooo, I run into Miss Meredith at the pharmacy and ask her if she needs a ride home. She does. On the way, she tells me that she has a
toilet, shower, sink, bathroom sink, but nobody to install them. She also doesn't have any kitchen cabinets. Miss Meredith has paid her dues;
she's 81 y/o. She lives alone. She's a firecracker, and I love her spirit.
Well, guess who's going to install her goodies? Guess who's going to build her a short set of upper and lower cabinets out of red oak? yah.
So, I tell her when she says "how much will this cost me?" I say, "well, dear, you have to only pass on the kindness to others."
She cried. I almost did as well. That @#$ing debt has been PAID. I know she will do it; she's that kind of stand-up person. I'll be there
tomorrow moring bright and early (well, at least early); I'm getting a buddy to help me. We're gonna get this house LIVE and ready.
It always has.