There is a saying that it is sad when bad things happen to good people. There was a book written all about that by a Rabbi. Now I have heard a saying that says good things happen sometimes to good people. It is nice to think that good things happen to good people, because good people surely deserve them.
I know of many people who are good people and they have not had good things happen, hardly ever to them. It makes you wonder, if being a good person is worthwhile. I know of a young woman who has had reoccurring Cancer a lot. She is a fine person, full of vim, vigor, desire, hope and faith. She has at this time overcome the current situation. She is a delightful woman and I truly hope everything will become healthier for her during the rest of her life.
I hope that the second saying will apply to her, good things do happen to good people.
My dad was a real good person and many times he was financially challenged and then times changed and things turned around a bit. He was one of the good people who deserved good things. This does not always happen.
When I was a dance competitor, many times people won their competition division when they did not deserve to win. It seemed that if they danced their competition heat (as the event was called) and their teacher was a well-known and popular teacher, and she even did not do too well and they still won. The reasoning among the other competitors was that she won with her teacher’s name and that was quite unfair. So bad things did happen to good people even in something like ballroom dancing, which is not life’s most important happening.
Once, when I was about sixteen years old, I tried out to become a fashion model in a local department store and to win a spot doing it for a few weeks on the weekends. All of us young teens primped and fixed our faces up with rouge and makeup and even cut down on eating a lot for the few days before the event. I did not think I would win a slot and I did not and that was OK, because I took that bad thing happening to me and turned it all around to something even better than a two week stint at a department store.
I went home and was disappointed, but I was already modeling in the store I worked for on Saturdays all day and on Thursday nights after school. I produced my own fashion show at another store, got the models, and had the store supply the clothing and the area where this show could be. All of this by a teen who did not win the other spot and I was a big success and I was so proud of myself. I turned around a negative event into a great and wonderful positive event and I was the star. I was the producer, a model too and obtained all of the clothing for the models from this store. When I look back, I cannot imagine how I accomplished this at age sixteen. I did and it probably happened because I did not win the position from the other store and did even better in the second store. So good things do happen to good people, which is for sure.
I know of a young lady who did not get a job that she was quite qualified for; she was very disappointed and then turned around and got a better job and made more money than the original job paid. She later on became an executive in the second job and it would never have happened in the first job that she did not get.
I wrote for seventeen years for a dance magazine and my column was on ballroom dancing and especially for seniors. When I started out in the first years, I was not even a senior and yet I was able to put myself in their shoes (dance shoes) and write encouraging articles for them and about them. I also wrote for a well-known studio an online column every week. One day, I was notified that my articles were no longer needed and thank you very much. About two weeks later, the editor who discontinued my articles (it was because I dared criticize Dancing With The Stars TV show), she was terminated herself. Then I was asked to come back and to continue on with the new editor and I declined. I had found some place else that wanted me and I had already started to write for them.
So life many times is not fair and bad things do happen to good people with their health, their jobs, their family life, their recreation activities, their marriages, their everyday events and life in general.
Let us hope that things that are good happen to good people most of the time and this will be more than bad things happening to good people.
As Dad always said “today is good, tomorrow will be great and the future very bright.” Right on Dad, you are right.