Fork in the road

I found this in my driveway. I am so not kidding. I found it one evening after work as I was walking down to get the mail. There it was, like a big old “Screw You,” to me.

What do you do when life says, “Screw You”? You go back inside and get your camera! Because who’s really going to believe that you found this in your driveway?

Some people might say this is bad karma. I do not subscribe to the theory that says a fork flipping me off is karma.

Lots of people, even Christians, talk about karma. But karma is based in Buddhism and Hinduism and it deals with the concept that the effects of a person’s actions determine his destiny in his next incarnation. Like so many worldly concepts, I believe it is a perversion of a Biblical principle. It is the law of sowing and reaping; we reap what we sow, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Karma just goes the extra step to relate this sowing and reaping to reincarnation, which I do not subscribe to.

Many people just take it to mean that you get what’s coming to you. Let’s suffice to say that I do not use the word karma. But I do believe whole-heartedly in the Biblical principles of sowing and reaping. If we go around sowing bad attitudes, and road rage, and back-biting, and unforgiveness, etc., then we’re going to find ourselves in the middle of a bad harvest.

That is not where I want to be.

Attitude is a tricky area. Such a powerful force, a force to be reckoned with. There are thousands of self-help books and articles extolling the virtues of having a good attitude. But to me, the simple truth is, a good attitude will bring me good things, and a bad one will bring me bad things, and then there might be a lot more than forks flipping me off.