Psalm 90:15 - Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble.
Do you believe in karma? That what you do or refuse to do for others will come back around to you and you’ll have someone refuse to help you? It’s a cause and effect. Karma can be about the negative but also about the positive. Goodness and kindness will come to you when you give it to others.
I believe that what you sow, you will reap.
Doing something good for others will cause us to have someone do something good for us. An example would be when you let a person who is trying to get into your lane get in before you. In turn, you may come to a situation where you need to be let into traffic and someone lets you in.
Living with emotional pain takes a toll on your body. You may want to be grumpy, but if you are not nice to others, such as your family, they will get grumpy with you.
I know this subject may seem like a small issue, but it’s not. It can be hard to be friendly and show kindness to others. But by doing so it will not only lift up the head of someone else who may be drowning in emotional pain, it will cause you to be lifted up. Show them that you can be glad even if you’re suffering.
Let’s also remember that life isn’t about expecting a reward for doing something good. We must want to help others without expecting anything back. This also can be a challenge, but it’s worth it.
Take a look at a short video titled, "Be Good unto Others and Good will Come Back Around," on YouTube about being kind and thoughtful to others. It may be a little difficult to watch because it’s in another language, but the subtitles and story are worth the struggle to read them.
Your life may feel like it’s going so fast that you don’t have time to slow down and share a small deed with another life. But if you do, you will find that you can be glad you did. And, you’ll also find that when you do this, God can take all the time that you’ve spent suffering in your emotional pain and bring forth many days of gladness.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.