The Hit List - There are good people out there

Last week, I had a no-good, crummy, very bad week. Like, a total suckfest. The worse part? I lost my mail.

Yep, I was walking around with my mail hanging in the side pocket of my adorable kitten and spaceship camo purse when somehow the bills fell out. I didn’t even notice until I got to the mailbox and realized they were gone, girl. Naturally, this put me in a panic, especially after a well-meaning friend remarked: “Now they have your routing number, bank account number, and signature.”


This led to more than a few bouts of insomnia as I imagined some creepy stranger washing the checks and wiping out my bank account. 

But deep down inside, I found myself praying and hoping that a Good Samaritan found the wayward bills and tossed them in the mailbox. After all, this happened to me once before. Would I get lucky a second time? Or is my bank info in the hands of a sinister criminal? Needless to say, I paid the bills online just to make sure I didn’t fall behind and begin monitoring my account every few hours. 

Suddenly there it was: my account showed that the checks posted. Someone must have found the bills and did the right thing.

Faith in the human race: RESTORED.

It’s interesting how easy it is to go to the paranoid side that assumes everyone is up to no good. Instead of trusting in the goodness of people, I was imagining the absolute worst. Thankfully, I was proven wrong. I’m mad that I even went there.

This incident and countless other everyday kindnesses that I experience on a REGULAR BASIS are a gentle reminder that there are lots of good people out there. LOTS.

It’s time for me to retire the paranoia (and that purse) and begin assuming the best in folks. What about you? Are you ready to think that everyone’s on your side? Can you assume that things will work out, even when they seem dire? Try this on and see what happens. You might find that you’re surrounded by good people.

Good people to brunch with.

Had an amazing brunch with my cousins, daughter, and favorite Aunt. These are very, very good people.

Other stuff:

Listen up: Heather Thorkelson and I discuss our least favorite dodgy business practices.

Proof of the goodness of people: A bride-to-be sent an invitation to the wrong address. It came back with this note.

OMG I LOVE this story: 7-Year-old Boy Starts ‘Underground Railroad’ to Rescue Over 1,000 Dogs From Kill Shelters. More good people!

RIP, Zombie Boy.

Lindsay Mack’s Tarot For the Wild Soul course is open. Get in before the doors close!

On Rookie Mag: When depression runs in the family.

Loving this from Ethony Tarot: Having healthy boundaries with tarot clients.

I love this from Lissa Rankin: A Love Letter To Healers Who Give Too Much.

Cosmic Spirit Tarot has a list of 22 summer journaling prompts that make shift happen.

Always been a DEVO fan – so no surprise that I loved this Rolling Stone piece on DEVO.

Did you know that Thursday was National Coloring Book Day? You don’t need a special day to color in The Tarot Coloring Book. Get yours and get acquainted with the tarot!

Samantha Mann writes about the problem with “professionalism.”

From the Washington Post: Addiction is a disease. My drug-addicted parents showed me that.

According to The Wild Hunt, The Crow Tarot is ready to take flight.

Very interesting post on psychic Maria Duval: The scam, the psychic, and the sin of wanting more.

Yay for goats: This Story About 100 Loose Goats Is the Greatest of All Time.

I’m all about this: There Is a Kind of Feminist Revolution Happening Right Now in Appalachia. There’s a book coming out about it too: To Live Here, You Have to Fight: How Women-Led Appalachian Movements for Social Justice.

Little Red Tarot has a great post on tarot decks for beginners.

Good to know: White People: This Is How To Check Your Privilege When Asking People of Color For Their Labor.

From the Covetuer: tips and tricks to entertain in a small apartment.

This needs to stop: A Teen Was Allegedly Sexually Abused by a Guard in an Immigration Detention Center.

Andrew McGregor and Carrie Paris are teaching a workshop next week called Divination and Magic for Hard Times. Tickets are still available!

Benebell Wen talks about the woes of publishing your own tarot deck.

I love T. Thorn Coyle. This post was a good (and necessary) read: I was a social justice asshole.

Just got these slick new purple kicks.

This looks great: Write Yourself Happy: The Art of Positive Journalling.

Anne Lamott has a new thing coming out: Almost Everything: Notes on Hope.

NEED: Imperfect Courage: Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared.

Check out this new book from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonny Sun: Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You.

OMG The Fountain Tarot people created this uh-may-zing Fountain Tarot Journal. You know I’m gonna be getting this one!

I cannot wait for this book to come out: Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All.

This is an extraordinary book: The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness.


Here are my upcoming live classes:

*NEW* Astrology for Total Beginners: learn the basics of natal chart interpretation. This two-hour workshop will get you up to speed on what all that astrology stuff is about! Join me at Boston Tea Room. Date: Wednesday, October 10th. Location: Ferndale, Michigan.

Pens and Cards: a day full of tarot exploration and writing with author Sarah Selecky and moi. Date: October 13th. Location: Skybarn, Prince Edward County, Ontario. Only TWO seats left!

Intuitive Tarot Reading at Boston Tea Room. Date: Sunday, October 14th. Location: Ferndale, Michigan.


What I’m Grateful For:

Good people

Bills Paid

New teammates

The promise of a new day

Gel pens

Fresh oracle decks


Soundtrack for 8/4/18:

I Owe You Nothing by Seinabo Sey <-I am obsessed with her lately!


© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2018

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