I had an amazing thing happen TWICE in less than 24 hours. The events left me both thankful and curious about the meaning of the acts.
First, my cellphone fell out of my car in a Best Buy parking lot last night. The man who found it located my home number, called me and waited as I drove back to the store to retrieve my phone.
Second, my driver’s license and credit card fell out of my jacket while walking this morning. As I frantically retraced my steps, a man jogged up to me. He recognized me from my license and handed me the missing cards.
Recently, I read an article that said the crime rates have decreased in most major cities but surveys say people think that crime has increased. The author blamed the misconception on the increase of news that focuses on what scares us.
So I am reporting news about two people who were generous and kind. How many people do you know who always do the right thing, even go out of their way to be helpful? I am blessed to know many and I keep meeting more.
I suppose there is also a lesson here around my knack for losing things. I’ll work on that one.
Of course there are scary places in the world and even in our cities. There are also friendly places. I believe we have to share these stories too in order to keep our communities strong.
Do you have an act of kindness to share? Please post it here or comment on my blog. Let’s create our own news channel that focuses on caring instead of fear.