Saturday, April 07, 2018

There are Good People in Trump's Version of America

I wanted to share something that happened to me recently because it restored my faith in the decency of human beings---despite the fact that we are living in a nightmare called Trumpism.

During lunchtime on Friday I sat in the food court debating what I wanted to eat.  I never made a decision so my lunch period came and left without me eating.  An hour or so later, I was looking through my purse and realized I didn't have my wallet.  I assumed I left it at home.  I didn't dare want to think or believe that someone at work stole it.  Besides, most of the people I work with are retirees and white and they probably have more money than I do.  Our job is probably "spending money" for many of them.

By the time I got home I was exhausted and ready to wind down so the lost wallet never entered my mind for the duration of the evening.  But on Saturday morning, I woke up with the wallet on my mind.  I immediately went downstairs to see if I could find it.  It wasn't around.  Then I went out to my husband's truck, which I've been driving to work , to see if it had fallen on the floor or something.  It wasn't there.

So then I thought about the last place I remembered having my wallet and it was on Thursday at Kroger.  I called their customer service and,sure enough,  the wallet was there.  Someone had turned it in.  So after working out at the gym, I swung by the grocery store and picked it up.  And guess what?  NOTHING HAD BEEN TAKEN.  I had about $47, all of my credit cards, my social security card and some other momentos and it was all there.  At that point I couldn't hold back the tears because I was just thinking about the honesty and kindness of a perfect stranger.  Even if they had taken the money and left everything else, I would not have been upset.  Money can be replaced.  Credit cards and social security cards can too although that can be somewhat of a hassle.  I asked the customer service person if they had gotten the name of the person who turned it in but they did not.

What I experienced today is the best of my community.  People looking out  for one another whether they actually know each other or not.  What I experienced reminds me of  something I say all the time:  "We are blessed to be a blessing."  Someone blessed me today because of what's in their heart.  .

Despite the negativity and hatred that Donald Trump and his so-called base want to spread, I know there is still decency among us.  The good thing is we can choose to surround ourselves with positivity or be sucked in by the naysayers.

"Every time you do a good deed you shine your light a little futher in the dark."

By the way, April 15 is Good Deeds Day