Karmic balance seems like a pretty heavy subject for my little blog, but I got a HUGE dose of it this weekend. The test: my life. The answer: humility.

ManoaDNA performed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday night to start off my weekend. The weekend before was sort of a bad one (performance-wise), and I was looking to bounce back and have fun! Wednesday night we had a private reception at Punahou School, Thursday night ManoaDNA made its return to Tikis in Waikiki, and Friday night was down at Lulus. All three gigs were great fun, and a definite 180-degree turn from the week before. I was super happy to be back.

Waikiki on a Friday!  Beautiful!  Lulus tonight from 6-9pm, so come on down!

After a great week of shows with ManoaDNA, I headed over to Aloha Stadium on Saturday pumped up and ready to watch the University of Hawai’i take on the nationally-ranked Nevada Wolfpack. Thinking we had a shot to pull a huge upset, I was ready for a great game. I got an incredible game. It came down to an interception by Hawai’i to clinch the win and upset a heavily favored Nevada team. I maintain it was Hawai’i’s best game since the Colt Brennan days, and I am was so happy to see it in person.

I believe!

Sunday morning, the DNA boys and our friends headed to the golf course for our monthly outing. Happy as a little kid, and ready for a full day of golf, I zoned in and shot a really good round. In the end, my team lost to Dad’s team, but I was happy I did well personally. In fact, I was beginning to think I could do no wrong this week!

Cue karma.

Driving home from the golf course, with a smile on my face, I started thanking the world for a great week. BANG!! My truck blows up, and I can’t accelerate. My truck is clanking, humming and banging as I struggle to try to get it to the side of the road. Turns out, I blew out my rear-end and I am without my truck for a couple of weeks. The first real problem I have ever had with it, and it happened on my weekend.

Sitting in my car, waiting for the tow truck to come and pick me up, I was thinking about how terrible my day had just gotten. Was I gonna have to buy a new car? Was a car gonna hit me while I was waiting on the side of the road? Would help ever come? All these thoughts were running through my head, when I suddenly realized that this is life’s balance. This is life’s way of telling me that I am human, not superhuman. No matter how good the week treats you, don’t let it go to your head. Stay humble. Or else.

Now, as I sit here and reflect on the last seven days, I am more thankful for the week that I had. Even though it ended on a bad note, I can still take solace in the fact that there will be good times again.

This time, I won’t let it go to my head… I hope.

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4 thoughts on “Life’s Karmic Balance

  1. Kris 10 years ago

    Cute. Well said, Nick. Sorry to hear you “blew out your rear-end” though. 🙁 Hope it gets better soon.

    1. nick 10 years ago

      thanks kris, my rear is all good now.

  2. NORIKO and MANA 10 years ago

    Aloha Nick!
    It’s so interesting about your theme.
    I agree with your thought.
    I think it give me “a thinking time”,
    Thinking about what I think and doing.
    In my case, that happens when I’m busy, l get my tone too much and lost my balance.
    But I recognise my balance, and gratitude many things, then good things comes again.
    It’s really strange. But for that things, I think that I can keep humility. (^^)

    life is interesting!
    with Aloha ,Noriko

    1. nick 10 years ago

      thank you for your thoughts noriko! hopefully life has more good then bad, but balance is good!

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