Thursday, July 9, 2009

I Lost My Wallet...

There were countless of times that I returned something I found to its owner. I believe in the Golden Rule. And I believe that what you sow, you shall reap. So when I lost something earlier, my belief on that rule and Bible verse was put to the test.
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After giving Gabby his lunch at 11:45 am, Sunday and I left to eat at home. Already about a block away, I noticed my wallet was missing! I decided to go back to school because that was the only place I remember I held that wallet. On the way, I thought hard where I left it. I admit I am absent-minded at times. In fact, it has been my YM status message for days: Online but Absent(minded)!

I looked everywhere for it but no wallet was in sight. I’ve asked the school guard and the moms I know but to no avail. I felt a deep regret for not being watchful of my things. If that wallet was gone for good (for bad, in my case), I’ll be losing two ATM cards (one is for paid posting payment), my TIN card, some discount cards, some cash and my son’s healthcard. There is nothing I can do about it now but pray.

And answering my prayer in broadband speed, God let one mom overheard my inquiry on the school canteen’s staff and said, “I think you should check the High School Principal’s Office. Someone informed her that he found a wallet and left it there.”

To end the story happily, I have my wallet back. I was so happy! It's just so difficult to apply for another TIN card or affidavits of loss for those cards these days.

Is it possible that the boy who returned the wallet practices the Golden Rule and believes and applies that sow-reap verse, too? I think so. I believe so.

29 comments:

nuts said...

what you sow, you shall reap<-- I believe in that too. I have experienced about finding wallet inside the bookstore. I immediately turned over them to the customer service because I know what the owner feels about it and I truly believe in sow-reap verse.

onlinemommy said...

Good that your wallet was returned. I know the agony of applying for the replacement of the lost cards. Kya nung minsan mahold up ung fx na siansakyan ko, nakiusap tlaga ako sa holdaper na baka pdeng pera na lng, wag na ung laman.

The kid who returned your wallet was raised properly :)

Beng said...

buti na lang...i had the same experience too (school din)....there are still good samaritans around c",)

amiable amy said...

Wow! That is a good story that should be posted. Yan ang mga positive news na dapat marami on air. Nakakatuwa naman. Did you ask kung sino ang bata na yun? Tanong mo Beth and let me know ha. Curious lang.hehehe.

niko said...

clap clap! mabait na bata!!!! give him a reward :) a kiss and hug will do?? show him its greatly appreciated..

hirap nmn tlga mawalan ng ID's

anyways, may niluluto kaming EB baka gusto mo sumama..

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Chris said...

that is great.. glad you found it again!

rossel said...

mahirap mawalan ng id's kase ang hirap ulit kumuha. imagine lalakarin mo na namn isa-isa. mabuti na lang may mababait pa rin sa mundo.

Hazel said...

buti naman at naibalik pa sayo. u got a happy ending there. once i lost my wallet. i wasn't as lucky as you. i learned a family vacation's worth of lesson.

Enchie said...

there's an angel watching over you... and sent another to return your wallet :D

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...

di talaga natin maiiwasan na mangyari yung mga bagay na ganyan. all we can do is to pray na di yun mangyari satin.

katherine said...

yeah, what you sow, you shall reap..ang bait nong nag suli ng wallet mo..mahirap yatang mag re-apply ng cards etc..

Anyway. oh sorry may scoliosis ka pala, dapat lang bus sasakyan mo para nakatayo pag sakay at baba.

chubskulit said...

Glad you have it back beth..

♥peachkins♥ said...

Galing naman. Bait nung batang nakapulot.Ako nga dati nanakaw yung bag ko. Tinext ko na isoli na lang kahit na yung mga ID's at kanya na lang lahat. Di ako nga-galit-galitan para isauli.Kinagabihan,may tumawag sa akin, mga bata, napulot daw nila mga ID ko at cards.Echos! If I know, kakilala nila yung nagnakaw ng bag ko...

Tetcha said...

Your story still strengthens my belief that there are still good people around even if we're living under financially difficult times.

Reena said...

wow, buti nlng naibalik! okay lng mawala yung pera but the ids, the cards, etc, yung ungmga mahirap ayusin eh.

thank God for that boy who returned your wallet. he'll be blessed.

Cecile said...

i agree, with the golden rule!
am glad you get your wallet back :-); God answers our prayers!

Twinkie said...

Because that's the only way to do it. Return whatever is not yours. I never believed in finders keepers. Anyway, I'm just so glad you got your wallet back.

lorela said...

it should really set an example to everyone. i salute the boy! and thank God you got your wallet back.

Ria said...

that is God's work... Good you have your wallet back...

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G.O.D said...

oh glad your wallet back

Lucrecio Emerito said...

It would be nice if more people would be like that.

Yami said...

It's a good thing that a good person found you wallet. Depende rin siguro sa lugar kung saan mo naiwan ang wallet mo.

pehpot said...

hehe sabi mo broadband speed..akala ko tuloy a week after pa ng masagot ang prayers mo.. LOL

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marveling said...

Hi Beth, kumusta?

darly said...

i hope you find the boy who found your wallet. I think he deserves more than a pat in the shoulder. Such kindness should be recognized. Kung ako parent nung bata id be very proud.

Have a great week momi!

jojigirl said...

Masuwerte talaga ang wallet mo. And because you are an angel, Beth, heaven is with you, hindi ka pinabayaan ni Lord. Good karma. since what you sow were good deeds.

reanaclaire said...

dear beth, glad u found your wallet.. losing one's wallet is the biggest hassle.. so many things to report ..

Jacris said...

I'm glad you found it Beth! For sure you had all the important cards in your wallet.
Your story proves that marami paring good Samaritans around us.Have a lovely day.

Clarissa said...

Good to hear that you have found again your walletmahirap pa namang mawalan ng important cards--buti na lang meron pa ring natitirang mababait na tao.