To the Readers' Forum:
Do you know that awful feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you cannot find your purse or wallet?
Well that was me on Wednesday. I searched high and low and called around looking for my wallet. The last place I remember using it was on Mother's Day but gosh, that was days ago!
I called Wegman's grocery store and sure enough someone had found my wallet that day. In a mad dash to get last minute cookout needs for the Mother's Day festivities, I rushed out of the store and left my wallet right in the shopping cart in their parking lot.
I would like to thank the kind soul who returned my wallet and left my identity and sanity intact. That person very easily could have taken my cash on hand and stolen my identity.
I would like to pass on this story as a reminder to others to "pay if forward." Today, courteousness and random acts of kindness are far and few between. It is a shame.
Did you hold the door open for the woman carrying a baby into the post office today? Did you smile at the cashier that took your order? Did you say thank you in response to someone who was kind to you.
Thank you again to that considerate stranger who took time out of their busy day to ensure that someone else's day got a little brighter. I am very grateful and will be paying it forward.