A Light Blessed By Beverly
Many times we spend our days rushing around focusing on the things we have to get done. In the middle of our checking things off the to do list something happens to slow us down.
In the moment we think, ugh, why now?
Now, I have to deal with this really? This is going to *************.
So where am I going with this?
On Wednesday of this week I was checking off the to do’s so I could head out for the holiday break with family. I had gone to the doctor for a checkup, dropped off collected items to Goodwill and arrived back at the house to finish packing.
As I was collecting my things to get out of the car I realized I did not have my wallet. Oh no, was it in the car, at Goodwill or did I leave it thirty minutes away at the doctor’s office.
I don’t have time for this today!
I traveled back to Goodwill to ask if I could double check my bag that I dropped off to see if maybe just maybe I dropped my wallet into the bags.
It was not there, I left my phone number with the store and asked for the cashier to call me if someone happens to find it.
I left and began to drive thirty minutes back to the doctor’s office to see if I left it there. My eleven year old son was traveling with me, we get to the office which is a three story office building with multiple doctors’ offices (eye, pediatrician, and more).
We first went to my doctor’s office and asked if anyone had found a wallet. No wallet had been found. My son and I started on the first floor and went to every single office to ask around about the wallet.
No wallet here, no wallet here, no wallet here.
After almost an hour of searching and sharing my phone number with various receptionists, nurses, and patients, it was time to give up and start calling the bank and credit card companies to cancel cards.
As I drove back to the house, I spoke to providers through the Bluetooth canceling cards.
After a few hours of “wallet loss stress” and being behind with our travel schedule my phone rang.
It was Beverly, a stranger who called to tell me she found my wallet and would be happy to get it to me.
Thank you, Beverly!
Beverly is an amazing human, she cared for a stranger more than about herself for a moment. I was fortunate to have a stranger like Beverly in my life that day, for that I am most grateful.
This week I got to be a light blessed by Beverly.
May we be grateful for the Beverlys in our life. Today let’s thank all of the Beverlys and choose to be a Beverly in someone else’s life.
Beverly, I promise to pay it forward.
“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” – Henri Frederic Amiel