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 Category:  Commentary and Philosophy Non-Fiction
  Posted: January 17, 2020      Views: 161

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When the spirit moves you, move.
"Instant Karma" by Honey Rand

My husband and I decided to swing by the Hardrock Casino in Tampa to pick up our Amazon Fire 7's. Each of us qualified to get one. The Seminole Chief offers these gifts to people who play "enough". The casino was mobbed as the Chief changed the way he categorizes players. Everyone had to get new cards starting Jan 1. We got our Fires and got in line for cards. Dinner reservations were two hours away. When we got our cards, we decided to stay and play a bit. I took both tablets and headed to the non-smoking section to play a bit. Jim went in another direction, but said he'd meet me upstairs.

As I walked through the casino to the escalator a man, an older man with a younger woman stopped me and asked, "Can I buy your tablet?"

"I'm sorry, what?" I asked.

"Can I buy your tablet?

"We actually have a closet at home where we keep all the Chief's gifts," I told him. "We give them to family and friends and donate them to nonprofits for silent auctions and stuff. No. I don't want to sell it."

"It's just that I got one today for my grandson, but there are two of them, so I need another. One boy is five the other is seven. At that age, they have to be treated the same."

I hesitated, then...

"Here," I said handing him one of the Fire tablets. "You can have it."

It felt like it was exactly the right thing to do. Perfect in that moment.

"Oh my God," said the young woman with him, presumably a daughter. "Thank you."

The man was stunned. "You have no idea," he said, and he hugged me.

He pulled out his phone and began to flip through pictures looking for the grandson who would get the tablet. He was having trouble navigating. He found one and showed me the boy. Very cute.

"Tell him it's from Honey and I hope he enjoys it," I said.

The man touched my arm and said, "You are going to be blessed this year."

I got goosebumps.

I went upstairs and in less than a half-hour I won $5600. That, my friends, is karma.

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My life continues to surprise me. I'm lucky, though I understand that psychology tells us luck is a state of mind. Visit me at HoneyRand.com
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