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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The kindness of strangers

Yesterday morning my daughter lost her purse photographed above...

As you can see, it is a V.S.P. - Very Special Purse. (aka Very Special Wallet depending on where you live in the world) so you can imagine that last night we were extremely sad. Not because there was a lot of money it and not because her bank card was in it either but because it was her 18th birthday present from me to her. She absolutely loved her special purse and I will never, ever forget the look on her face when I gave it to her 18 months ago - total disbelief and delight at the same time.

I received a text from her in the morning.... 'Mum, help - have lost purse! ' and when I rang her she said, through tears, "I had my purse at the train station and when I got to the other end I could not find it". Many more tears, sadness and reporting to the Lost Property section of our train provider here in Melbourne. Last night we thought -well, we have to be philosophical - it had gone - we could not change that - maybe it was taken out of her bag, maybe she had not zipped up the compartment properly, maybe it had fallen to the floor and into the hands of someone who thought - "Aha, my lucky day" ...... BUT NO!
It was OUR lucky day as a wonderful person - I know now as Suzanne found it on the train station and went to great effort to find us (in the end tracing us through a Library card that my daughter had borrowed belonging to her stepfather (Mr SE) that was in the purse) .

The kindness of strangers - a lesson for all.... What comes around goes around. And how lucky we were.

21 comments:

  1. hi sarah,

    one of my son's recently lost his wallet and it was returned to him also. the power of kindness is awesome. so glad your daughter got her favorite wallet back.

    ~janet

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  2. So pleased that your daughter got her wallet back and it is nice to know that there are kind people out there.....

    Leeann x

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  3. Isn't this grand! A happy story for all. Suzanne has earned some very good Karma for her act.

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  4. Very lucky indeed!!! What great news, what a relief, what a lovely stranger :)


    Jeanne :)

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  5. It restores our faith in human nature to see the honesty and kindness of strangers.
    And I must say it's a lovely purse/wallet!

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  6. What a lovely, happy ending! Tales like this always warm my heart.

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  7. Oh I am so glad your lovely daughter got her special wallet back, I have heard a lot of stories like this and it really gladdens the heart.
    XX

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  8. Wow, I'm surprised, but so thrilled. I confess I feared the worst.

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  9. Hi Sarah - I left you a message earlier but I think I must have not typed THE WORD!! This just restores your faith in the inherent goodness of people....so glad your daughter has been reunited with her special gift. Happy week...x

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  10. Sometimes we don't give enough credit to other human beings. I'm always so touched by the kindness of strangers to one another. Actually, by kindness period. It always makes me a little weepy and I resolve to practice it again and again until it becomes a habit.

    Thanks for this lovely story. ( nice bag by the way)

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  11. So glad there is a happy ending to this story.

    SSG xxx

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  12. An uplifting story with a happy ending. If I found that purse I would have handed it in or tried to find the owner too. There are good people out there xx

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  13. Wonderful!!!! I've missed your posts x

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  14. I'm so happy for you and your daughter that she got it back! Losing a purse is a sad experience in any case, but a special one that is also a much treasured gift is even worse. Luckily there are still a lot of kind and honest people around that have so much empathy with others that they make an effort like this finder did. :)

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  15. Thank you all for your lovely comments as ever.. sorry I have been rather lacking in posts recently - will promise to try to do better over the next few weeks!
    I agree with you all that basically it's wonderful to be reminded of the kindness and goodness of the human race. I think that we all like to believe it exists but to see it in action and be on the receiving end is something else again.....
    Needless to say, my daughter Poppy went around to Suzanne's home this evening to thank her again (Poppy was out working when the call came through to say that the purse had been found and I collected it) and she also took her a posy of flowers. x

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  16. 唯有用熱情、用智慧去觀察事物,這事物才會把他的秘密,洩漏給我們............................................................

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  17. So glad it had a happy ending, so nice to know there are stil kind and honest people around Bx

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  18. Oh I love stories like this. The world can be a good place. A-M xx

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  19. Never hesitate to hold out your hand; never hesitate to accept the outstretched hand of another..................................................................

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