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Friday, May 6, 2011

Karma

The good the bad and the ugly...

The other day, shortly after Prince William married Kate Middleton, Stan and I were sitting together watching TV and he was twiddling "my" wedding ring. I say "my" because it was my mom's first wedding ring. Stan said it looks like the ring Prince William put on Kate's finger during their wedding and it does. It's a simple gold band ~ no adornment, no diamonds. During the day I wear it with the ring Stan gave me. Wearing both rings gives me a rush of pleasure. I am reminded of great things when I look down at my left ring finger.

My mom's simple, gold band gives me much pleasure. I told Stan I think my mom's ring has good "mojo." My parent's just celebrated 50 years of marriage last year so, to me, the ring is a constant reminder of a good, solid, loving marriage. As Stan was twiddling my ring, he asked "so what exactly is mojo?" I told him I think it's a lot like Karma. He went on to teasingly ask "what is karma?"
"Karma is," I said, "the feeling of what goes around, comes around...smack you in the ass." The conversation then turned to wedding vows. Stan decided it would be good to have that line included in everyone's wedding vows...

"Do you take this man/woman to be your lawfully wedded husband/wife? To have and to hold from this day forward, in sickness and in health, for richer for poorer, for better or for worse, forsaking all others and always remembering what goes around, comes around and will smack you in the ass."

Can you imagine that line at a wedding? A reminder in our vows to treat each other respectfully ~ knowing if you don't it will come back to smack you in the ass. I think I would wet my pants if I heard that line at a wedding but I like it. The more I think about it the more I like it. I think I will petition the churches to add the line to everyone's wedding vows. Maybe it would cut down on the divorce rate if we all remembered about karma...the good the bad and the ugly.

Karma is a great thing to remember and pass on. I get smacked in the ass quite a lot by karma and I am OK getting smacked around occassionally because it reminds me how I really should behave. I'll teach the kids all about karma and getting smacked in the ass...maybe then they won't turn out to be like me ~ an irreverent mama with a raw rear end!

Karma is for the love of my children...

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