On this snowy Thanksgiving Eve, I just received a call that made my day.
When I was in Kentucky visiting my Mom last month, I was walking with my sister across the Big Four Bridge when she literally stumbled over someone’s wallet. I tracked down the owner, whose name was Tom, and delivered the wallet to his doorstep later that evening. By that time Tom had already cancelled his credit cards and had planned to go in for a new driver’s license the next day. Needless to say, he was thrilled to have his wallet returned.
Well, out of the blue Tom just called me. On this day before Thanksgiving, he wanted thank me once again for returning his wallet. He said he was so touched to know that there are still honest people in this world.
That one little deed helped restore someone’s faith in mankind. Imagine how those little things we do every day make a difference—to those around us, and to our own perspective.
I have a friend who, when asked how she is, always says, “I’m grateful.” Truth be told, this drives me nuts… But I don’t mind telling you that I’M grateful for so many things, but mostly for the goodness in all of us.
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