Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The most wonderful thing just happend to me- and I'd like to share it with all of you!

Recently, I was on a long road-trip and had to stop at a gas station to use the restroom (not ideal, TRUST me.)  When I was in the ladies room I noticed a wallet, full of cash, credit cards and two different ID cards.  I was shocked.  There was at least $150.00 dollars in this wallet and all I could think was how terrible this person who lost the wallet must feel.  It was a girl..in her mid-twenties, who must have left by accident.

Now if she is anything like me, or most of us mid-twenty'ers, $150.00 is a lot to lose.  It's at least half of a car payment and it is painful for me to think of losing that much cash.

Long story short, I snail-mailed her wallet right back and hoped that I sent it to the correct person.  Just today I received a package in the mail with a bag of awesome looking coffee and a wonderful little note.  The note read:


I cannot thank you enough for sending me this wallet.  I was frantic and figured it was gone for good.  You have thoroughly restored my faith in humanity.  Enjoy the coffee!!"

The sense of emotional joy that came when I read that note was amazing.  It's surprising how many of my friends told me to take the cash and run, but I truly feel emotionally complete by helping this girl out.  Would this be considered "emotionally-fit?" I would say so...

Would you have returned the wallet?  Feel free to comment below!


  1. Well I love you for doing that, and it wasn't even my wallet. Good things are coming your way. Karma is real. :)

  2. Who was more Blessed? The giver or the receiver? Both! :)

  3. Hi Dennis,

    You make a very good point :)

  4. You did the right thing and it is a blessing to do that! (and by the way, I see you don't have an option to post as "website/name". You may get more comments if you open that option up as not everyone may have the other options :).

    1. Yes, you are right -- it made me feel good to do something for someone else. I always base my actions on what I would want someone else to do for me.

      And thanks for the tip! I will get working on that!