I guess without really pondering...I have always thought of the it as a negative word.
As people talk...I am not sure if it is their voice or the actual words but when you hear, "what goes around comes around", it hasn't been a good thing. Here is a story I found which depicts another version of Karma...
This story has many points which could make someone turn angry, but as the story goes on her attitude changed. How many times I have spiraled with the negative instead of stopping and looking for a reason I needed to be there. I have grew up knowing the GOLDEN RULE...Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. How would the world change with this one thing being implemented by people each day? This is a simple statement that can really pack a punch! I think Heavenly Father knew that many of his commandments might fall under this principle.
Heavenly Father works miracles. Many times he works through others to be able to get everything done. If we are lucky enough to stop and listen to the promptings we could be a light in someones day. So whether or not you believe in KARMA or not, I am sure that how we look at things and how we act or react could be an answer to someones prayers.