Their secret is kindness!

In the beginning of August I placed an online order with Victoria’s Secret for about a hundred dollars. I received an email from them stating that it was delivered. My apartment leasing office said they didn’t have the package. The first opportunity I had to call Victoria’s Secret was the Tuesday after Hurricane Irma. I explained the situation and the rep said that she would refund the order and I could reorder online. She did and I did. 
I saw my mail carrier on Saturday and she mentioned that she had a package for me. I had no idea what it was. Well, you guessed it…the Victoria’s Secret order from the beginning of August. So I was issued a refund for items that I now have in my possession. I don’t have statistical data on this, but, I don’t think a lot of people would not have done the right thing in this situation. However, I have the fear of God and karma within me! 
I just called Victoria’s Secret, spoke with the rep, she placed me on hold, and then came back to the line and said, “After speaking to my manager, due to Hurricane Irma and because we are thankful for your honesty, we have decided to allow you to keep the items at no charge.” 
Wow. In all honesty, the delay in the package delivery should not have had anything to do with the hurricane. I’m so moved by this generous gesture. It always pays to be honest.

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Right v. Wrong 

It takes courage to be honest. I pride myself on living an authentic and honest life. Living this way is easy and requires less thinking. My insightful intuition is intense. I am excellent at reading people and situations. My transparency facilitates my ability to detect bull$#*t. 
I have zero tolerance for lies. You lie and yet you don’t want to be lied to. Hypocrisy at its finest. 
Call it what you will…
Karma.
Newton’s third law-For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. 
Galatians 6:7-A man reaps what he sows.
What goes around comes around. 
Here’s the good news: It is never too late to change!
Your consequences are a gift that bring you lessons for your soul’s personal growth. 
So learn them. Or repeat them. The choice is yours. But until you have learned the lessons, the repercussions of your decisions will keep appearing in your life. 
If you expect different results by doing the same thing over and over again…well, that’s just the definition of insanity and you should just commit yourself now.
Personally, there are very few choices that I make without mentally asking myself, “What will the consequence of this decision be?” My moral compass guides me. Quite simply, right begets right and wrong begets wrong. 
 

Unexpected answers to prayers. 

Sometimes God answers the prayers we pray in ways we never expected. 
I recently accepted a new job opportunity. I was not looking for another job. But when opportunity knocks, don’t let fear hold you back, open the door and embrace the opportunity that has come forth. I gave my resignation earlier this week. After I pulled the trigger, I began to hysterically cry. I was a mixed bag of emotions. Feelings of heartbreak, relief and excitement. However, the most dominant emotion was and IS gratitude and humility. God has blessed me with more more than I deserve. It’s like the song Amazing Grace. I am amazed at God’s grace. 
At our marketing meeting today my resignation was announced. One of my love languages is gift giving. I wanted to give gifts to my bosses and colleagues. I know! Lol Who resigns and then gives a gift?! 
However, I believe the greater gift was a hand written thank you card. I am a firm believer that words have power. Usually when I write something for someone to read I don’t read it aloud. But I think there is a deeper sentiment when words are read aloud. The sincerity of tones and inflections become tangible. As I began to read the card my voice began to shake and my eyes filled with tears. Never underestimate the power of a thank you. 
“You all know me to be energetically positive. What you might not believe about me is that at one point in my life, I felt like a failure. 
At my previous jobs, I got stuck at doing something I was good at. I was comfortable and complacent. I saw myself as having a job but not a career. I equated this to failure.  
It takes a leap of faith to leave a job where you are comfortable, but, life begins at the end of your comfort zone. As you know, I had zero experience in sales and I had a very slow start. Thankfully, my slow start blossomed into a success. 
Quite simply, my marketing style is being myself. I’m sensitive to the needs of my accounts. I’m sincere by way of being authentic and honest. And I’ve been known to be a little silly! 
I no longer feel like a failure. I no longer just have a job. I have a career now. This “job” and the people sitting at this table have changed my life. 
Steve and Kim, I must extend my deep thanks to you both. Thank you for your patience, fairness and generosity. Words cannot eloquently express how much your kindness means to me and how moved I am. I also must say, you are excellent at hiring employees…!
Ladies, we say it all of the time. For a group of smart, self-motivated, type A, alpha women (who can be catty) we genuinely get along and support each other. You have forever shaped me. You are my mentors. You are pivotal women that have left an indelible impression on my life. I take a piece of you with me. 
Love cannot be explained by words, it must be felt. I feel a humble heart. My cup runneth over with love and gratitude. Thank you.”