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My gratitude today comes from the happiness of another.
Because you see, someone pulled me over this afternoon, and said with a broad wave of their hands “I’m pregnant!”
And I stared at her in shock and awe, and ultimate critique, trying to work out if what she was saying was actually true.
“Are you serious?” I squinted at her.
“You’re not joking?” I asked solemnly.
“You’re pregnant?” I was now incredulous.
I gasped in disbelief and happiness, giving her a big hug and proceeding to say “oh my God,” and “you’ve blown me away” about 100 times through hurried, intense and excited conversation, for the next 10 minutes.
I was in absolute shock and wonder, the epitome of a babbling idiot as I wrangled with my thoughts amongst it all.
“OH MY GOD!”
Because this wasn’t only pregnancy news…
Not only was this friend, pregnant…
But she was a friend, who I didn’t think was trying to get pregnant.
Also, she was a friend, who was in a serious relationship, yet I hadn’t thought pregnancy was in the immediate future for them.
She was a friend, who was also, a work colleague.
And this work colleague, was in a relationship with a man that not many people knew about…
This work colleague and her partner had kept their relationship under wraps, especially at work…
Because her partner, worked with her. With us!
OH THE DRAMA!
I couldn’t take it! I was dying. Can you understand why I was dying?! I had already known about the relationship early on, as she has confided in me many things, just as I have to her over the years, and she was one of the first at work who I told that I was pregnant, all those years ago… and now, she was telling ME.
That she was pregnant. Oh my God.
I was over the moon for her. She deserved it.
No, really. She deserved it.
She really, truly deserved this amazing blessing, because in recent years she had had a few very hard spells.
I had felt for her on so many an occasion, but didn’t know how to help. All I could do, was listen, and try to lend some advice.
And as all good friends do, bitch and whinge and moan with her.
My faith in Karma and life, is further cemented by this news. I don’t know why bad things happen. I don’t know why there are bullies, and aggressors; subsequently I don’t know why there are people who are harassed and victimised. And I certainly don’t understand how when someone turns to you for help, you can turn to the side of evil, and ignore their plea, instead going with the majority, with the laugher, with the mockers and the sheep and the boring old FLOCK.
But this news today… it is a LONG time coming.
My work colleague has been through so much. And this news is just proof to me, that eventually, your deeds catch up to you, whether they be good, or bad.
Her good deeds have paid her dividends. She got herself the guy, and now she got herself a baby 🙂
And for the ‘others?’ There is no greater revenge than success and achievement.
Did she go out to seek retribution, no. But the beautiful thing is, the Universe evened it ALL out for her.