Thursday, July 21, 2011

Faith Restored

I received a call from a gentleman this morning that restored some of my faith in humanity.  He'd found a wallet (no cash, he said), but there were credit cards and various things in it. The only contact information he could find in it was the phone number to my office, so he called us in an attempt to return the wallet to its owner.

I called our customers and left a message for them to come by the office and I asked the gentleman to bring the wallet by for us to hold. He said it would take a while to get to the office as he was in a different part of town and, being homeless, he'd have to take the bus to get to us but he'd arrive before we close.

Morality knows no echelon of societal class; but when one who does not have much holds fast to their ideals, it speaks volumes of their character and though this man may have no home, it is certain that he has a wealth of values.

4 comments:

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Wow. That's a wonderful commentary, and it also makes me sad because while no one should be homeless, it seems particularly wrong for a person of such high ethics to be struggling so.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Dearest Hearts,

I had hoped that the owner of the wallet would be able to compensate the man who brought it, somehow, but he was only at my office for a few brief moments. No reward on hand to offer him, but I have sent plenty of good thoughts/wishes his way, as have many other friends who found out about this. Hopefully he will be blessed by his actions and will not remain in dire straits for long.


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Tor Hershman said...

Now, let's make of list ALLLLLLL the things "Values" will buy; a similar list can be created for "Money" and "No Money."

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Tor,

Values can buy peace of mind and heart, dignity, honor, respect, the loyalty of remaining true to oneself, and oftentimes the admiration, respect and friendship of others.
There is no price to equal that; none of those things can be bought with money or without it.

They are the buildinng blocks of true character and should never be compromised.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore