Karma is a …

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You know how the rest of the saying ends so I don’t need to write it down for you.  I am sure that you have also heard “You reap what you sow”,  and “What goes around comes around”. My personal favorite is “You never miss the water until the well runs dry.” Just take a minute to let that last statement marinate for a moment.

People love to ask me questions.  The latest question prompted today’s blog.  I was asked, what I had done in the past that was so terrible to experience one setback after another. At first I had to namaste , whoo  saaw and call on Jesus.  Then I replied,  “I am not a saint, and I haven’t done anything in my past.  You see God gives the hardest battles to His strongest soldiers.  Anytime you go through hell on earth, the victory that you will receive will be well worth it.”  And that was the truth. That wasn’t the response she was looking for.  She was hoping for some Kardashian drama.  She didn’t know she was dealing with a nerd, sorry to disappoint her.

Take a moment and think about this scenario.  When a boxer is backed up against the ropes being pounded with punches one after the other, the physical pain he feels has to be extremely brutal. I was the boxer that was getting pounded with infertility, autism, epilepsy, work, marriage, divorce, illness, moving etc.  These punches left emotional scars, nothing that you could see. But, they caused pain and I felt it daily. In order to heal and overcome, I knew my only choice was to fight like hell to get off of the ropes.

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Meeting Roy Jones Jr. at his gym in Pensacola.  He told me, “Always be quick on your feet.”

I am a firm believer that you reap what you sow.  That is why I try my best to sow good seeds and treat people the way I would want to be treated. I want to be able to attract positive things and reap a rich harvest in my life. But more importantly I want my actions to be positive models for my children.   When I think about the people that have wronged me in the past.  They have hit rock bottom and I had nothing to do with that.  To the people that have hurt me and never asked for forgiveness, who have called my child the “r” word, who have called me the “n” word  in front of my children and tried to destroy my home.  I’m not wasting my time on you.  Because Karma is a…….

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Don’t let anyone steal your joy.  Give it all to God and move on. Don’t waste time on those who have hurt you.  Continue to fight the good fight and get yourself out of the corner.  You remember the line from Dirty Dancing? “Nobody puts baby in the corner!”. You can believe that.

~Brooke

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