Good Deeds Pay Off

Written by Master Charles Cannon, Will Wilkinson


You may have read the recent story about a Massachusetts teenager who was fired from 7-Eleven because she gave a cup of coffee to a homeless man. Apparently she was hired within days by a homeless-services organization.

Good for her. Good for the news services that published her story. And good for the organization that hired her. What a demonstration of cause and effect, ironic, justice.

A similar thread runs through our lives, often undetected. To say that all of us “get what’s coming to us” is not a dire warning; it’s a chunk of common sense wisdom. What’s “coming to us” is the result of what we broadcast. We sow seeds; they grow. And carrots always produce carrots!

I remember dining with a distant acquaintance years ago. This woman was embarrassingly rich (with money, that is), and she treated the waitress like a subhuman. This wealthy pauper proceeded to spend the entire dinner hour complaining about a long list of injustices in her life – people trying to steal from her, disastrous business dealings, bitterly failed relationships, etc.

Good deeds pay off and, likewise, unkind behavior comes back to bite us. How simple, to accept total responsibility for our sowing, making sure every seed thought, word, and action carries the essence of what we would like to see flourishing in the garden of our lives.

About the Author

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon is a modern spiritual teacher, founder of Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality, and developer of the High-Tech Meditation and Holistic Lifestyle experience. His work over the past 40 years has helped transform the lives of millions worldwide who respect him as one of the truly innovative spiritual teachers of our time.

Will Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson has been a professional collaborative writer for decades. He has two of his own non-fiction books In print, a novel on the verge and two more non-fiction books in final edit stages. Meanwhile, he collaborates with contemporary wisdom keepers, helping them discover and refine their voice.