Friday, July 27, 2007

I believe in Karma

Tired and weary from a 3 hour drive, I stopped at Garcia's, a Mexican restaurant in Flagstaff, AZ to have dinner. It was late and by east coast time, it was nearly midnight. Dinner was good but I was hardly able to eat because I just wanted to go to bed. I walk out to my rental car and from across the parking lot, I see my car trunk is open halfway. My hard started pounding. Inside the car had been my work laptop, my camera, my suitcase...everything. And... it was all still there. Amazingly. Not only had I somehow left my trunk up, I didn't even lock the door and my digital camera was still sitting on the passenger seat. Immediately, I thanked the Universe. Seriously, it was a miracle.

Still in shock, I drive across the street to my hotel, a Fairfield Inn. The parking lot has warning signs about securing valuables and how they're not responsible...yada yada yada.

I walked into the lobby, and still in shock, I shared my story with the desk clerks. One immediately said, "In Flagstaff? You must have really good Karma."

I smiled. "I do." I said.

I have been trying really hard to be other-centered lately. Big tipper, letter writer, hospice volunteer... I guess the universe noticed.