Yesterday I had to do a mystery shop for a daycare, when I got home and went to do my paperwork, I realized I didn’t have my wallet. I almost had a heart attack…well maybe I did have a slight heart attack. I’ve never lost my entire wallet before. I sat around for hours calling all the places I’d been to and hoping someone would have the decency to fess up if they did find it.
The last place I’d been was a car lot to test drive a few cars…I KNOW I had it in my hand when I test drove the first car. I called the place up and asked the dealer if he’d found it. He sent his employee to go check inside the two cars that I tested out. He came back on the line and told me nothing was found. My heart sank. I had EVERYTHING in my wallet, all five of our kid’s social security cards, my ID, my school ID, a voided check, my bank card, all of my credit cards and so on….
I was sick to my stomach thinking of all the possibilities. I was making up possible scenarios of my kids having their identities stolen and having horrible credit before they were even old enough to have credit. I thought about how I’d have to replace my ID with no way to identify myself, because all of it was in my wallet…I was a nervous wreck.
My husband came home and we had to go to Walmart for some groceries, as we were walking through the Golden Corral parking lot, this man drove up and said, “Hey do you know this lady?” and showed us my ID!!! I about jumped out of my skin because I was so relieved!! He then pulled out the rest of my wallet and told us he’d found it in the middle of the road…right in front of that car dealership. Thankfully, everything was in it. I offered the man some money for returning it, but he refused and simply said that he wanted it back with the rightful owner and that was good enough for him. This man had driven miles to return my wallet. He didn’t have to do that at all…he’d gone to our house that was listed on my ID and just happened to see us walking and recognize me from the picture on my ID.
I’m so thankful that this man was so kind to go out of his way to do a good deed…now I hope that all of you would go and do a good deed for someone…pay it forward, because you’ll never know when you may need it in return. Fill up your karma bank with random acts of kindness that are expecting no return…then one day when you least expect it and need it most, the favor may be returned to you!!