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Old 09-22-2008, 10:23 AM   #11
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Good to know that there's still nice honest people out there!

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Old 09-22-2008, 11:12 AM   #12
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definitly is a good way to start the day.

I know once the person gets back the wallet that they are looking for and probably going crazy with will be releaved.

I think everyone touches someone on a daily basis. Sometimes just a simple hey how is it going or whats up as your passing can really change someones day.

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Old 09-22-2008, 11:20 AM   #13
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I have often joked that I could leave my purse in the middle of the grocery store parking lot and it would find its way back to me ... yes, small town. I don't think the same thing would happen anywhere else I lived. A few years ago friends visited with their young daughters and I honestly had forgotten how protective you have to be of children, because nothing would happen to them here. My friends were escorting them to the ladies' room. Ouch. A reminder that it really is a mean world out there and I'm lucky to have found a spot that is not.
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:25 AM   #14
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Very nice. Great thread.
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:35 AM   #15
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Doing something good (specially where you have the choice to do something selfish for yourself) always makes you feel good. I left my wallet in a shopping cart outside and did not realize I had done this till several days later. It was amazing that the guy who found it returned it to the store with everything in tact.

Not to long back, I got a couple jars of salsa from the farmers market and realized I did not get charged for them after I got home. I went back and paid for them... or at least tried to. He only charged me for one as a reward for my honesty.
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:13 PM   #16
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My daughter used to do my grocery shopping when I was busy in the greenhouse, and I'd sign a blank check for her. She laid the checkbook on top of her car and took off without thinking about it.
A few days later, I got a phone call from a teenager who lived in the Federal Housing down the road, where it had fallen off the roof of the car. He could have had a big shopping trip on that signed check, but he returned it instead. I rewarded him $20, which was a pretty good amount in 1983.
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:24 PM   #17
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I remember on the first anniversary of 911 I got this real urge to do a random act of kindness but didn't know what. It came to me while picking the wild blackberries hanging over our back fence. I would bake a pie.

I baked this fresh blackberry pie and then headed to our church just before our Elders were meeting. Their meetings are always very long and intense and as far as I knew they never had any refreshments. So I made a pot of coffee, gathered cups, cream sugar, plates, cutlery, etc. and just left it in their meeting room. The pie was still warm when I left it.

The next day an email went out to the whole congregation thanking "whoever left the wonderful treat for our elders last night". I never told and to my knowledge no one found out.

Every year I try to do something similar, though unfortunately this year I was trapped in a hospital bed so all I got to do was tell all my nurses what an incredible job they were doing (appreciated but hardly anonymous).

Thanks for sharing and by the way, I think getting that wallet back to the owner IS your good deed for the day!
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:28 PM   #18
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No doubt in my mind that you would do the right thing, as you did pacanis. I'm glad the other person did too (do you suppose the person the wallet belonged to might have put it there while tying his/her shoes and just forgot it?).

I'm glad there are still good people in the world!

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Old 09-22-2008, 12:43 PM   #19
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That's an interesting thought Barbara. They may have.
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:57 PM   #20
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The wallet was just picked up.
The owner's parents live kind of next to me. The owner and her husband just bought the house up the road, but are still living in their apt. Still, a lot of driving up and down the road between her parents' house and their new house.
She said that she probably set it on the roof of her car because she's always doing that.... At least she was honest, lol. And so was whoever found it and left it for me to find.

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