What goes around comes around

By | June 3, 2016

One day a man saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was still sputtering when he approached her.

Even with the smile on his face, she was worried. No one had stopped to help for the last hour or so. Was he going to hurt her? He didn’t look safe; he looked poor and hungry. He could see that she was frightened, standing out there in the cold. He knew how she felt. It was those chills which only fear can put in you. He said, “I’m here to help you, ma’am. Why don’t you wait in the car where it’s warm? By the way, my name is Bryan Anderson.”

Well, all she had was a flat tire, but for an old lady, that was bad enough. Bryan crawled under the car looking for a place to put the jack, skinning his knuckles a time or two. Soon he was able to change the tire. But he had to get dirty and his hands hurt.

As he was tightening up the lug nuts, she rolled down the window and began to talk to him. She told him that she was from St. Louis and was only just passing through. She couldn’t thank him enough for coming to her aid.

Bryan just smiled as he closed her trunk. The lady asked how much she owed him. Any amount would have been all right with her. She already imagined all the awful things that could have happened had he not stopped. Bryan never thought twice about being paid. This was not a job to him. This was helping someone in need, and God knows there were plenty, who had given him a hand in the past. He had lived his whole life that way, and it never occurred to him to act any other way.

He told her that if she really wanted to pay him back, the next time she saw someone who needed help, she could give that person the assistance they needed, and Bryan added, “And think of me.”

He waited until she started her car and drove off. It had been a cold and depressing day, but he felt good as he headed for home, disappearing into the twilight.

A few miles down the road the lady saw a small cafe. She went in to grab a bite to eat, and take the chill off before she made the last leg of her trip home. It was a dingy looking restaurant. Outside were two old gas pumps. The whole scene was unfamiliar to her. The waitress came over and brought a clean towel to wipe her wet hair. She had a sweet smile, one that even being on her feet for the whole day couldn’t erase. The lady noticed the waitress was nearly eight months pregnant, but she never let the strain and aches change her attitude. The old lady wondered how someone who had so little could be so giving to a stranger. Then she remembered Bryan.

After the lady finished her meal, she paid with a hundred dollar bill. The waitress quickly went to get change for her hundred dollar bill, but the old lady had slipped right out the door. She was gone by the time the waitress came back. The waitress wondered where the lady could be. Then she noticed something written on the napkin.

There were tears in her eyes when she read what the lady wrote: “You don’t owe me anything. I have been there too. Somebody once helped me out, the way I’m helping you. If you really want to pay me back, here is what you do, do not let this chain of love end with you.” Under the napkin were four more $100 bills.

Well, there were tables to clear, sugar bowls to fill, and people to serve, but the waitress made it through another day. That night when she got home from work and climbed into bed, she was thinking about the money and what the lady had written. How could the lady have known how much she and her husband needed it? With the baby due next month, it was going to be hard… She knew how worried her husband was, and as he lay sleeping next to her, she gave him a soft kiss and whispered soft and low, “Everything’s going to be all right. I love you, Bryan Anderson.”

There is an old saying “What goes around comes around.”

Author: Unknown

15 thoughts on “What goes around comes around

  1. Bramesh Post author

    Thanks a lot Sir fr all your good wishes and kind words..

  2. KT

    Dear Brameshji
    ONCE AGAIN HATS OFF TO U FOR BRINGING SUCH A GREAT MOTIVATIONAL THINGS TO SHARE. ITS REALLY WONDERFUL. INFACT I GREATLY ADMIRE UR THIS WORK AS VERY VERY FEW PEOPLE LIKE U EVEN AFTER HAVING A GREAT NAME & FAME, INSPIRES THE SOCIETY THIS WAY. U R REALLY SPREADING THE LIGHT IN PEOPLES LIFE.

    THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE THE GOOD KARMA IS DO GOOD THINGS FOR OTHERS WITHOUT ANY EXPECTATION ( “NEKI KAR AUR DARIYA ME DAL ” ) & FORGET.

  3. yuktha0403

    Bring tears while finishing. There is saying in TAMIL ” oorar pillaiyai ootti valarthal than pillai thane valarum” means ‘if we feed to grow other’s child our child will be nourished itself’.
    Thank you for the wonderful post.

  4. Bramesh Post author

    Thanks for sharing your valuable views..

  5. Bramesh Post author

    Its related to Karma in life.. If we want to be succesful karmas plays a very very vital role..

  6. M Rabbani

    That’s really a good one sirji, but is this story anyway related to trading and if the answer is yes, I am unable to correlate things. Plz Explain

  7. Ayy

    True, True and True. The world is made up with this philosophy and the nature is taking care of that. Thanks Bramesh for sharing.

  8. Pawan

    Doing good Karma is the best thing one can do for his / her soul. Do not want to go into reasoning’s but small good Karma helps in coping up with very very big bad situations. Whatever big mess you are in but good Karma keeps your soul to be in peace in that bad mess.
    MAY BE THIS IS GOD!

  9. Chandrashekhar Dasappanavar

    What a moving story!

  10. Rishi

    That story felt good. I believe in karma.
    May I suggest all the readers of this blog to do some small basic things correctly (correctly is probably too strong a word).

    If you are young and see someone who really could benefit with your seat on a crowded bus please give it over. I don’t know if you will actually get anything back, but it will feel nice.

    Peace and success to all!

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