Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Do You Believe in Karma?

"Coincidence is God's way of staying anonymous."
~Anonymous

I am not old by any stretch of the imagination, but I graduated from college a lifetime ago. (To give you some idea of my age, I didn’t have to cite an Internet source in assigned papers until my senior year, and even then I had only a vague idea of what the Internet actually was.)  I had my fair share of friends in college. But thanks to time and geography and an era that predated virtual social networking, I lost touch with every single one of those friends.

Because I feel very little connection to my old stomping grounds, I never read my college’s alumni journal that showcases the successful doctors and lawyers and do-gooders the school produced. But for some reason, when that journal arrived in the mail the other day, I opened it instead of tossing it directly into the recycling bin. As I scanned the highlighted names, one caught my eye. Oh my gosh, I thought, that’s Schmoopie! (Obviously not a real name, but a significant one nonetheless.) I read on and learned that she was a regular contributor at a popular blog. Within 5 minutes, I found her personal blog, left a cryptic comment trying to explain who I was without jeopardizing public anonymity, and got a response that practically glowed with smiles.

Now 2 days into our reunion, I can’t help but wonder about coincidences. Sure, I’ve reconnected with other long-lost college friends. But that wasn’t coincidence. That was Facebook. Some karmic force made me open that alumni journal instead of trashing it. I was meant to find this person after all this time.

I am a true believer in karma and destiny and the everything-happens-for-a-reason philosophy.  After all, a series of coincidences introduced me to my husband.  So thank you coincidence, thank you God for staying anonymous.  

Do you believe in karma? Have you experienced unexplainable coincidences that have impacted your life?

Oh, and Schmoopie, if you’re reading this, wait until you see the pictures I dug up!



This post has been linked to Words of Wisdom Wednesday hosted by Me and My SoldierMan and Pour Your Heart Out hosted by Things I Can't Say.



14 comments:

  1. I believe in karma so much it scares me! Everything happens for a reason - I've been living with that attitude ever since I can remember.

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  2. SCHMOOPIE! that's all i have to say. and this: what pictures? uh oh....

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  3. Karma is everywhere ... and I believe that our lives are a mixture of cicumstance and fate ... both of which we can control to a certain extent- how's that for an answer :-)

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  4. Thats awesome!! I believe in "everything happens for a reason" If thats karma than ok im game :)

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  5. Stopping by from Shell's blog.

    I just recently "found" someone from my past as well. But it was via facebook. Something told me to just "search" that person out and I found her. What's funny is that we live less than 20 miles from each other and we're both more than 2 hours from where we lived when we knew one another.

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  6. I do believe that things happen for a reason, absolutely!

    Did you graduate from college in 99 by any chance? B/c that's when I graduated and the internet stuff sounds just like what it was then.

    Thanks for linking up!

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  7. Yes, I do believe everything happens for a reason. Sometimes it's bad stuff, and we have to reflect upon it even years after to find the meaning. The way I met my husband - seemed like an odd coincidence but I like to think it was destiny :)

    And I love the quote - so true.

    I graduated in 1998, so I can relate - I don't ever remember needing to site an internet source

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  8. I definitely believe everything happens for a reason.

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  9. I do! The fear of karma actually stops me from committing inumberable small sins that no one would know about - I just know they would come back to bite me. I try hard not to think poorly of anyone for the same reason. It doesn't always work, mind, but I try ;)

    Peryl

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  10. That is a great quote.

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  11. Great quote! I do believe in karma too. I met my husband several times before we dated. It was like we were meant to be.

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  12. What a great story. I absolutely believe that there are no accidents and everything happens for a reason. How lovely that you reconnected with an old friend.

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  13. Loved this!

    I live and die by the Karma rule.

    My husband comes from karma.

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  14. Yes, I believe in Karma and fate, probably to a fault. I also believe in making good decisions along the way.

    Social Networking is an incredible tool and I am riding that wave, connecting with people all over the world that I would have never met otherwise and reconnecting with those friends I never should have lost touch with in the first place.

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