Have I had reason to believe in it? Yes.
Two years ago, I was on a writing site, and daily my work was publicly ridiculed by a certain group on the site. In the end, I left the group. A few months later I was invited by a friend of one of the people in the group to enter a writing contest run by the friend's publishing house.
I know this person would be entering, and having witnessed on the previous site, her Win at any cost tactics, I politely declined the invite; however, I was coaxed to enter.
So, here we were, head-to-head in yet another contest, and I was thinking This is a bust, her friend, her friend's publishing house running the contest. There is no chance of a fair contest. Her view was better writing wins, my view was take me on, in a fair fight. The site was rigged, her friends always won prizes in the major contests.
The contest had being on for a week before I entered, and within a day I was ahead of her. She invited her friends from the site to watch her, as she publicly humiliated me - or so she thought.
Even after somebody hacked the site - to take my leading story out - it came back stronger, and even disregarding the votes it had before it was deleted, my story stormed passed again.
During the last week, a ringer was sent in. I know it was a rigged story, it got 247 votes per day -- a strange number -- for nine days, and stopped after it had pushed my story out of the top three.
Despite this, my story came fourth, and her story crept to eighth. In front of her friends, in a public battle, I had shown how bad she was.
I never returned to the site, and never will.
An up to date Karma. Last week my mother died, and left me a small inheritance. Out of kindness, I gave the money to the family, to ease some money issues. I also gave a large amount to my stepson -- don't ask why, I have no idea why I did it -- by doing this, I left myself with nothing.
Today, I found out that I have not one,but FOUR writing jobs on the table, is this Karmic gratitude, or plain dumb luck?