An unknown woman does the unexpected. But first, a quote:
Habits of thought are mental magnets that draw you to certain things, people and conditions. Good habits of thought enable you to attract benefits and opportunities. Bad habits of thought attract you to materially minded persons and to unfavorable environments.
Bad habits nourish the tree of unending material desires, while good habits nourish the tree of spiritual aspirations. More and more you should concentrate your efforts on successfully maturing the spiritual tree, that you may someday gather the ripe fruit of Self-realization.
Weaken a bad habit by avoiding everything that occasioned it or stimulated it, then divert your mind to some good habit and steadily cultivate it until it becomes a dependable part of you.
— P. Yogananda
Thinking back to March/April 2015 where I bought a lottery ticket for a woman in a shop she looked really unhappy. The next time I was there, she was still unhappy, I gave her more. She won, eventually but was still unhappy. She never paused to ask why I gave her the tickets. I guess she was used to such things happening 🙂
I thought yesterday evening, why do I not give a ticket to a homeless man, or a street musician? Because I did not have a lottery ticket to give.
Today, I go to a bar. I meet a woman who gives me a lottery ticket. She says, You look like nice person, so I will give it to you.
Subsequently she explains to me how she has been mistreated by her man the last 5 years, how he abused her credit card and supressed her identity.
I could offer this woman nothing much but my ear.
What this woman did, was beyond amazing.
The lottery ticket will randomly be passed to someone who is in dire need. Hopefully, there is a winner in the reciever. The receiver will be given the opportunity to share the winnings with the initial giver of the ticket.
“Character is what you do for people who can offer you nothing.”
That woman, has character!