Whatever you give, you receive. It’s like a mirror, an echo, a boomerang, or a copying machine. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.
You don’t make a connection when you complain to a store person and then a few hours later you receive a call from your neighbor complaining that your dog is barking. You don’t make a connection when you meet a friend for lunch and talk negatively about a mutual friend and you arrive back at work to discover big problems have developed with your major client. You don’t make a connection when your dinner conversation is about something negative in the news and that night you can’t sleep because of an upset stomach.
You don’t make a connection when you stop to help someone who has dropped something in the street and ten minutes later you get a parking space right outside the supermarket door. You don’t make a connection when you happily help your child with their homework and the next day you receive news that your tax refund will be bigger than you thought. You don’t make a connection when you do a favor for a friend and, that same week, your boss gives you two complimentary tickets to a sports game.
In every circumstance and moment of your life you are receiving what you have given, whether you make the connection or not.