If you have ever lost your wallet or your purse, this is something you can appreciate reading about.
My daughter who is 18 recently lost her wallet. She had driven to her brother’s home to pick him up and go to the movies. They saw a movie and she returned home. It was a great time! Then she started looking for her wallet. That’s when everything went wrong. She remembered having it for the ride there, but that was it. We looked everywhere trying to find it. We searched the car, the entire house top to bottom with no luck. Maybe at the movie theater? No, not there either. It wasn’t just the wallet itself that had everyone concerned. It was the contents. Her driver’s license, gift cards and most importantly, her social security card were inside it. She had just started a new job and they needed to make a copy of it. She hadn’t taken the time to take it out and put it up. At this point, we had resolved to making plans for the day that she would need to request time off from her new job. She would need to go to the Social Security office to receive a print out until one could be mailed. Next, a trip to the Driver’s License local office to get a replacement. That would also have to be mailed. At least she would have a temporary one though. The gift cards and whatever else would just have to be marked as a lesson learned. Keep up with your wallet.
Then a few days before she was to go to the offices, an envelope arrived with a note. Someone had found her wallet and returned the contents. They said it had been found near their driveway. The person who had found it sent everything in there. Her social security card, driver’s license and gift cards all there. One of the gift cards was a Christmas gift. It was a $25 Ulta gift card that had the gift receipt with it. Now the person that mailed it included no name and no return information on the envelope. So, we will never know who this individual was.
I was a little surprised and very happy to find that there are people like this still out there. It could have turned out very differently. I think there is good in all of us. We just choose when to show it. I strongly believe in Karma and what goes around comes around. I believe that this was such a good deed and thought that with what we see and hear on the news it would be nice to share that there are lots of good folks out there. I know that if you live near the Magnolia area, this might have been you or your neighbor. Thank you doesn’t even seem like it’s quite enough to say. Not only did she get her belongings, it was another lesson learned. There are good people in the world and we see them everyday. Some just choose to remain anonymous about their good deeds.